Hispanic Heritage Month 2017


Join us for a month of festivities as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through performances, community events, dance classes, and more! Bring the familia to the celebration as we spotlight the rich diversity of Latino cultures and our dance heritage in one of New York's most family-oriented neighborhoods. #HHMatBH

Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual celebration, established by legislative proclamation in 1968, that celebrates the achievements and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans in North America. Featuring the flags of eight nations who commemorate their independence in September, our Hispanic Heritage Month logo symbolizes our unity in diversity.


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Lincoln Center at the Movies presents Ballet Hispánico

Televised broadcast - Lincoln Center at the Movies presents Ballet Hispánico
WHEN: Friday, September 15, 2017  |  9:00 pm EST
WHERE: Check your local PBS listings

Don't miss this rare opportunity to watch the Ballet Hispánico Company perform from the comfort of your own home! In fall 2015, the Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance series featured Ballet Hispánico in a nationwide screening. Tune in now as Ballet Hispánico presents two of its iconic works in a first-ever televised broadcast.

CARMEN.maquia is a modern take on Bizet’s passionate opera. Its physically charged and sensual choreography by Spaniard Gustavo Ramírez Sansano fuses contemporary dance with nods to traditional Latino genres. Club Havana, a virtuosic reimagining of a sizzling nightclub by Cuban-born choreographer Pedro Ruiz, follows.

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Questions? Email vshadle@ballethispanico.org.

Salsa Extravaganza

WHAT: Latin dance party plus mini dance lessons, with refreshments
WHEN: Saturday, September 23, 2017  |  5:30-7:30 pm
WHERE: Ballet Hispánico

A bailar! with Ballet Hispánico! Join dancers of all ages and levels as we dance, dance, dance to live music by Los Hacheros! Learn Latin dance styles of Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata, with mini dance lessons by Ballet Hispánico's Latin dance professionals.

Sip and twirl with refreshments donated from Goya, as well as neighborhood favorites Calle Ocho and Bodega 88 restaurants.


We have reached capacity for this event and are no longer taking advanced reservations. We will be offering last minute entry the day of the event.

Questions? Email vshadle@ballethispanico.org.

Photo (c) Jackeline Montalvo

A la Calle Block Party!

WHAT: A la Calle Block Party for the whole family
WHEN: Sunday, October 1, 2017  |  2:00-6:00 pm
WHERE: West 89th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

Swing by West 89th Street during this four-hour celebration of dance, music, art, and food! Festivities include:

  • Dance performances by the Ballet Hispánico Company, second company BHdos, and students of our School of Dance
  • Dance on the street with live music by Los Hacheros!
  • Dance classes for adults and children
  • Draw, paint, and make with arts & crafts activities for children and families 
  • Win prizes with a raffle of items from 89th Street NY Kids Club and Preschool, Blu Dot, Book Culture, Children's Museum of Manhattan, Flywheel Sports, Macaron Parlour, Modell's Sporting Goods, Rachel Realty, and SoulCycle
  • And more!

Questions? Email vshadle@ballethispanico.org.

Photo (c) Madeline Campisano

Instituto Coreográfico: Carlos Pons Guerra

WHAT: Sneak peek of a work-in-progress showing and audience Q&A
WHEN: Thursday, October 5, 2017  |  7:00 pm
WHERE: Ballet Hispánico

Ballet Hispánico's innovative choreography lab, Instituto Coreográfico, welcomes emerging Latino choreographers into our studios to develop their craft. Join us as we unveil Spanish choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra's creative genius as he deconstructs Spanish themes with his distinct comedic style. The showing of this work-in-progress is followed by a Q&A with the artists moderated by Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro.

Space is limited.
Questions? Email vshadle@ballethispanico.org.

Photo (c) Alona Cohen

Flamenco Tablao featuring Nelida Tirado

WHAT: Flamenco Tablao
WHEN: Saturday, October 14, 2017  |  8:00 pm
WHERE: Ballet Hispánico
Tickets are $20.

Join us for the inaugural performance of Ballet Hispánico's Flamenco Tablao series, a two-hour intimate performance that revives the ambience of New York City's Flamenco nightclub scene in the setting of our Penthouse Studio. We launch the series with celebrated contemporary Flamenco dancer Nelida Tirado . Hailed as “magnificent” and "utterly compelling" by The New York Times, Tirado is recognized worldwide for her intense grace and powerful style. With special guest artists and live accompaniment, you won't want to miss this unique Flamenco experience.

Space is limited.
Questions? Email vshadle@ballethispanico.org.

Photo (c) Chasi Annexy


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Ballet Hispánico 2016-17 from Ballet Hispánico on Vimeo.

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