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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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