News & Reviews



2018

April 11, 2018

Picture this Post: Joyce Theater Hosts BALLET HISPANICO Review – Passion, Prowess and World Class Dance  PDF

 “Gorgeous!!”This is the first word we hear when the curtain rises on the opening piece of Ballet Hispánico at the Joyce Theater.

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April 11, 2018

The Village Voice: Ballet Hispánico Mounts Skillful Depictions of Struggle and Resiliency  PDF

Ballet Hispánico has been a gem of the New York dance scene for years, and, in their season premiere at the Joyce Theater last night,the company proved as strong as ever.

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April 11, 2018

Dance Teacher: Ballet Hispánico's Gabrielle Sprauve Shares the Impact Teachers of Color Had on Her Training  PDF

 Ballet Hispánico dancer Gabrielle Sprauve understands firsthand the major impact teachers of color can have on a young black dancer's career.

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April 10, 2018

Conservatoire for Dance and Drama: NSCD alumnus Carlos Pons Guerra creates new work for Ballet Hispánico, New York  PDF

 Northern School of Contemporary Dance graduate Carlos Pons Guerra has been commissioned by Ballet Hispanico to create a new work for the company, premiering on 10 April 2018 at The Joyce Theatre on Broadway.

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April 10, 2018

What Should We Do: Eduardo Vilaro Educates and Inspires with Dance  PDF

 When Eduardo Vilaro, the artistic director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico, greets us outside of his cozy office on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, he’s filling a large mug with coffee. “Sorry! Can I get you anything? This is the first of many I need to get me through the day!” he says with a laugh.

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April 7, 2018

Times Colonist: Adrian Chamberlain: Ballet Hispánico wows with transcendent dance  PDF

 Those attending Ballet Hispanico’s performance tonight at the Royal Theatre are in for an exhilarating and soul-satisfying experience. T

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April 6, 2018

Theatre Development Fund: How Do You Dance to Federico García Lorca?  PDF

 "I'm trying to branch out the awareness of what it is to be Latino in all its fabulousness -- not just from iconic representations or stereotypes from the past," says Eduardo Vilaro, the artistic director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico.

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April 5, 2018

Times Colonist: Diversity and equality are forces shaping the best of Latin dance  PDF

 The upside for Eduardo Vilaro of Ballet Hispánico is working for a company that checks several boxes. Creativity with a conscience — that’s an ideal scenario, according to the Cuban-born dancer and administrator.

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March 9, 2018

The Herald: Dance: Ballet Hispánico, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, four stars  PDF

CONFLICTED emotions, visceral passions, inevitable – if unintended –
tragedy: as soon as you say 'Carmen', this is what you expect will come centre-stage whether it’s Bizet’s opera or, as here, a dance response to both his music and Prosper Mérimée’s original novel.

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March 8, 2018

The Student Newspaper: Carmen.maquia by Ballet Hispánico  PDF

 As the frosty aftermath of ‘the beast from the east’ takes Edinburgh, an escape to watch Ballet Hispánico’s performance of Carmen.maquia with its Latino heat is a much welcome treat. The performance brings the UK debut of Ballet Hispánico to Edinburgh Festival theatre, with a contemporary twist on Bizet’s classic opera and the flamenco inspired opener Linea Recta.

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March 8, 2018

Young Perspective: Dance: Ballet Hispánico, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, four stars  PDF

 Ballet Hispanico, the much acclaimed American company that brings a unique Latino spin to ballet, brings its take on Bizet’s classic Carmen to Europe for its debut. Inspired by Picasso, this electrifying piece is sure to stun audiences with its sensual nature and the talent displayed on stage.

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March 7, 2018

Edinburgh Guide: CARMEN.maquia, Festival Theatre, Review  PDF

 In CARMEN.maquia, Ballet Hispánico present two contrasting performances; first 'Línea Recta', then the titular piece 'CARMEN.maquia' which tells the story of Bizet's opera with his own dramatic music.

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March 7, 2018

The List: Ballet Hispánico: passion and precision meet athleticism and elegance  PDF

For its first ever UK performance, nearly 50 years since this grassroots Latino dance school was set up in New York, the curtain rises on a very stereotypical Flamenco scene.

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March 7, 2018

The Reviews Hub: Ballet Hispánico: Carmen – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh  PDF

Priding itself with a connection to its roots, the Ballet Hispánico company stitches the grandeur of ballet with the accessibility of Latin movement. Exploring Latino culture, seeking to educate whilst also entertain, Ballet Hispánico talents lie not just in dance, but in identity and awareness.

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March 7, 2018

Agencia EFE: "Carmen.maquia", el ballet que se viste de Picasso para unir danza y flamenco  PDF

 Danza contemporánea y tintes de flamenco y pasodoble se fusionan en "Carmen.maquia", una innovadora versión de la ópera de Georges Bizet, que se inspira en la pintura de Picasso y que el Ballet Hispánico ha presentado en el Festival Theatre de Edimburgo.

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March 6, 2018

Theatre-News: Ballet Hispánico Carmen  PDF

 Bizet meets BALLET HISPÁNICO meets Picasso in this exuberant re-imagining of Carmen.

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February 25, 2018

AnythingArts.com: High Powered One Two Punch with Ballet Hispanico and Dreams of Nature at Sarasota Ballet  PDF

 Once a season for the past several years, Sarasota Ballet Artistic Director Iain Webb gives his hard-working dancers a chance to rest and settle into their seats to watch a guest ballet company perform. This is an equally pleasant opportunity for Sarasota audiences to check out a traveling company as a unique part of their season subscription.

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February 24, 2018

Herald-Tribune: Dance Review: Ballet Hispánico offers refreshing change of pace and perspective  PDF

 While The Sarasota Ballet prepares for one of its more ambitious programs of the year — the premiere of Frederick Ashton’s “The Dream” and David Bintley’s ”‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café” — it continued a recent tradition of presenting a guest company by bringing in Ballet Hispanico for the fifth program of its season.

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2017

December 7, 2017

Broadway World: Celebrating Resilience with Ballet Hispánico  PDF

Ballet Hispánico returned for their annual holiday season at the world-famous Apollo Theater for a special two-night engagement on December 1-2, 2017.

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December 7, 2017

The Dance Enthusiast: IMPRESSIONS: Ballet Hispánico at the Apollo Theater  PDF

 Standing beneath the marquee of the world famous Apollo Theater, I marvel at the line of concert attendees stretching around the avenue.

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December 5, 2017

StageBuddy: Review: Ballet Hispánico at the Apollo  PDF

 Ballet Hispánico presented its annual program at the Apollo Theater on December 1st and 2nd with three works embodying the strength of Latin culture.

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December 3, 2017

Fashion Reverie: The Evolution of Ballet Hispánico  PDF

Tina Ramirez founded Ballet Hispanico in 1970 to give Latin choreographers, dancers and the Latin community at large a place to hone their craft and give voice to the Latin experience in the new and old world.

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October 1, 2017

Dance Magazine: Shelby Colona  PDF

With her sweeping mobility, earthy passion and soaring lines, Ballet Hispánico's Shelby Colona illuminates the stage. 

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September 28, 2017

Dance.com: We Love These Kids Keeping Flamenco And Spanish Dance Heritage Alive  PDF

Flamenco class at Ballet Hispánico starts with drama: The students stride in with perfect posture, chins held high and ready to perform. They look proud, as they should.

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September 27, 2017

artsBHAM: Dance Review: Ballet Hispánico  PDF

On Friday night, the Alys Stephen Center’s dance series got off to an enthusiastic start with a visit from New York-based Ballet Hispánico.

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September 22, 2017

artsBHAM: Alys Stephens Center to Present Ballet Hispánico  PDF

New York-based Ballet Hispánico will stop by the Alys Stephens Center on Friday night with a mixed-repertory program of works by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Michelle Manzanales and Tania Pérez-Salas.

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September 15, 2017

The Dallas Morning News: Ballet Hispánico at Moody Performance Hall  PDF

 Latino culture infuses the work of Ballet Hispánico, an almost half-century-old dance company based in New York City.

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August 7, 2017

Dance Magazine: How One Dancer Found a Healthier Relationship to Dance  PDF

Do you feel like your obsession with dance has gone too far? You're not alone. Many dancers find themselves laser focused on dance to an unhealthy degree. But that doesn't mean you won't ever be able to find a more balanced life.

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August 1, 2017

Ballet Hispánico at Jacob's Pillow  PDF

During the shoulder season Jacob’s Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA co produce a program. 

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July 28, 2017

The Boston Globe: Playfulness and passion from Ballet Hispánico  PDF

Ballet Hispánico’s artistic director Eduardo Vilaro has said that the troupe’s title notwithstanding, the company is “a new envisioning of American modern dance.”

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July 28, 2017

The Berkshire Edge: REVIEW: Ballet Hispánico at Jacob’s Pillow: Illuminating and thrilling  PDF

In its stunning opening performance at Jacob’s Pillow this week, Ballet Hispánico brings together both the contradictions and the promise inherent in its name.

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July 27, 2017

USA Today: Ballet Hispánico: Dance company uses art to unite a community  PDF

For Eduardo Vilaro, dancing has always been a community activity. Before he ever took the stage, he and his family used to bond through dance, using it to stay connected to their Cuban heritage.

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July 5, 2017

Dance Teacher: WATCH: Ballet Hispánico's ChoreoLaB Teaches Aspiring Professionals What Being in a Company Really Entails  PDF

The Ballet Hispánico School of Dance's first ever pre-professional workshop wrapped last week with a final showing.

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June 20, 2017

Dance Teacher: Ballet Hispánico Is Cultivating Professional Development in New ChoreoLaB Workshop for Dancers  PDF

This week Ballet Hispánico launched its first ChoreoLaB workshop, a summer intensive intended to better prepare aspiring professional dancers—with more than just excellent technique.

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June 14, 2017

Dance Magazine: How I Did It: Secrets Of a Successful Audition  PDF

"It is absolutely essential to show who you are in each step presented to you." - Jenna Marie

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May 25, 2017

That Girl At The Party: Ballet Hispánico 2017 Gala Rocked!  PDF

On May 15th,Ballet Hispánico honored Puerto Rican legendary actress and EGOT winner Rita Moreno with the Toda Una Vida Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by actress Gina Rodriguez, and Ecuadorian-American Pinnacle Group Chairman and CEO Nina Vaca with the Nuestra Inspiración Award, presented by Ralph de la Vega, the former Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc. and CEO of Business Solutions & International, at its annual Carnaval Gala in The Plaza Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, 768 Fifth Avenue, NYC.

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May 20, 2017

The Huffington Post: A Universal Vision: Eduardo Vilaro Interview  PDF

“Nothing happens in a vacuum; nothing happens without some thought or planning.” -Eduardo Vilaro

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May 19, 2017

New York Amsterdam News: Vilaro's Ballet Hispánico  PDF

Though hard to believe, Eduardo Vilaro, artistic director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico, has held this role for seven years now.

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April 27, 2017

Theatre Scene: Ballet Hispánico -- Spring 2017  PDF

Ballet Hispanico, under the artistic direction of Eduardo Vilaro, has become a sleek, sensual dancing machine, its Latin ambiance proving to be its strong point.

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April 26, 2017

Washington Square News: Ballet Hispánico Examines Dance and Politics  PDF

Ballet Hispanico's New York run at the Joyce Theater was a success, examining politics through dance.

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April 26, 2017

The Thought Card: Jaw-Dropping Theatrical Performances I Loved in April 2017  PDF

From contemporary ballet to the circus, there were lots of theatrical performances to check out in New York City in April. In case you didn't get a chance to see these performances, here's what you missed.

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April 25, 2017

Explore Dance: Ballet Hispánico’s Program of All-Female Choreography a Powerhouse  PDF

Ballet Hispánico’s New York season at The Joyce (April 18-23) delivered a strong and engaging program by three Latina choreographers from diverse backgrounds.
 

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April 25, 2017

DanceBeat: Combining Cultures  PDF

This year, Ballet Hispanico will celebrate its 47th anniversary. I know, I know. In the performing-arts world, we only go all out for a year that ends in zero or five. But what’s immodest about a company being proud of its achievements in other years?

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April 24, 2017

The Huffington Post: Ballet Hispánico Ascends New Heights; Dance Review  PDF

A multi-everything audience tucked into the closing matinee performance of Ballet Hispánico’s 2017 Season at The Joyce this afternoon.

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April 23, 2017

CriticalDance: Ballet Hispánico: Between Two Cultures  PDF

I had the opportunity to see Ballet Hispanico for the first time a year ago during its 2016 Joyce engagement, and was impressed not only by the company’s repertoire and its dancers,but also by its spirit. Its program during this year’s Joyce season ratifies, and cements, that opinion.

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April 22, 2017

Ephemeralist: Ballet Hispánico Brings a New Norm  PDF

A number of mid-sized ballet companies exist in the US, and even in New York alone, but Ballet Hispánico stands out for its dedicated focus on the work of Hispanic artists and themes.

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April 21, 2017

Broadway World: Ballet Hispánico Fuses Latin and Contemporary Dance with a Flare  PDF

Led by Artistic Director & CEO, Eduardo Vilaro since 2009, Ballet Hispanco, a New York City based company, continues to grow in both scope and quality.

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April 20, 2017

EYE ON DANCE: Performing Arts: Ballet Hispánico  PDF

Fabric and beefcake stood out as a recurring image for the three female choreographers featured in Ballet Hispanico’s 2017 season at The Joyce. “Línea Recta” by Belgian-Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, opens with a sole woman facing upstage, wearing a red narrow bata di cola reaching downstage.

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April 20, 2017

danceviewtimes: Dance is a Latina  PDF

The sole woman in a red dress stood in the middle of the stage with her back to the audience.

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April 20, 2017

No Te Pierdas La Nueva Temporada del Ballet Hispánico en NYC  PDF

Del 18 al 23 de abril se llevará a cabo la Temporada 2017 del Ballet Hispánico en Nueva York. Esta vez la muestra cuenta con la presentación de 3 obras magistrales entre las cuales se cuentan "Con brazos Abiertos" por Michelle Manzanales, "Línea Recta" por Annabelle Lopez Ochoa y Catorce Dieciséis de Tania Pérez-Salas.

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April 20, 2017

El Diario: Danza: Ballet Hispánico Muestra Sus Armas de Mujer  PDF

Arte y reivindicación bailan pegados en la nueva temporada de esta compañía de danza contemporánea

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April 19, 2017

Fashion Reverie: Ballet Hispánico Celebrates Strong Women  PDF

When it comes to celebrating strong women through movement, no dance company has more capacity and generosity than Ballet Hispanico.

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April 19, 2017

HOMBRE Exclusive: CEO & Artistic Director EDUARDO VILARO Soaring With BALLET HISPÁNICO To New Heights  PDF

This week Ballet Hispanico returns to the New York's Joyce Theater with a program of all-female choreographers from April 18-23, 2017.

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April 17, 2017

Mr. Latino: Ballet Hispánico to Showcase Michelle Manzales Premiere of "Con Brazos Abiertos"  PDF

The world of the choreographer is a personal one which says as much about the person behind the dance.

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April 14, 2017

The Huffington Post: Ballet Hispánico Is Giving Latino Artists A Voice They Deserve  PDF

“It is imperative that we nurture and give voice to those who may not have opportunities within the field.”

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April 12, 2017

The New York Times: Ballet Hispánico Dances the ‘Identity Mambo’  PDF

What does it mean to run a Latino dance company in New York in 2017?

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March 10, 2017

Dance/USA: Family-Friendly Programming Helps Dance Organizations Attract Fans and See What's Beyond the Box Office  PDF

Ballet Hispanico Performances for Young People Program brings professional dance to school audiences nationwide.

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March 9, 2017

El Diario: Planes en NYC: Ballet con sabrosura  PDF

Desde Celia Cruz al flamenco más moderno, déjate sorprender por el último espectáculo de Ballet Hispánico: En familia

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February 23, 2017

Living Out Loud: Review: Ballet Hispánico Sizzles at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex  PDF

Back in mid-2009, I had the great pleasure to attend my first performance of Ballet Hispánico at the Ahmanson Theatre as part of the series Glorya Kaufman presents Dance at the Music Center under director of programming for the Music Center, Renae Williams. 

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