News & Reviews
October 1, 2017
September 28, 2017
Dance.com: We Love These Kids Keeping Flamenco And Spanish Dance Heritage AliveFlamenco 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.
September 27, 2017
September 22, 2017
artsBHAM: Alys Stephens Center to Present Ballet HispánicoNew 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.
September 15, 2017
The Dallas Morning News: Ballet Hispánico at Moody Performance HallLatino culture infuses the work of Ballet Hispánico, an almost half-century-old dance company based in New York City.
August 7, 2017
Dance Magazine: How One Dancer Found a Healthier Relationship to DanceDo 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.
August 1, 2017
July 28, 2017
The Boston Globe: Playfulness and passion from Ballet HispánicoBallet Hispánico’s artistic director Eduardo Vilaro has said that the troupe’s title notwithstanding, the company is “a new envisioning of American modern dance.”
July 28, 2017
The Berkshire Edge: REVIEW: Ballet Hispánico at Jacob’s Pillow: Illuminating and thrillingIn its stunning opening performance at Jacob’s Pillow this week, Ballet Hispánico brings together both the contradictions and the promise inherent in its name.
July 27, 2017
USA Today: Ballet Hispánico: Dance company uses art to unite a communityFor 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.
July 5, 2017
Dance Teacher: WATCH: Ballet Hispánico's ChoreoLaB Teaches Aspiring Professionals What Being in a Company Really EntailsThe Ballet Hispánico School of Dance's first ever pre-professional workshop wrapped last week with a final showing.
June 20, 2017
Dance Teacher: Ballet Hispánico Is Cultivating Professional Development in New ChoreoLaB Workshop for DancersThis week Ballet Hispánico launched its first ChoreoLaB workshop, a summer intensive intended to better prepare aspiring professional dancers—with more than just excellent technique.
June 14, 2017
Dance Magazine: How I Did It: Secrets Of a Successful Audition"It is absolutely essential to show who you are in each step presented to you." - Jenna Marie
May 25, 2017
That Girl At The Party: Ballet Hispánico 2017 Gala Rocked!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.
May 20, 2017
The Huffington Post: A Universal Vision: Eduardo Vilaro Interview“Nothing happens in a vacuum; nothing happens without some thought or planning.” -Eduardo Vilaro
May 19, 2017
New York Amsterdam News: Vilaro's Ballet HispánicoThough hard to believe, Eduardo Vilaro, artistic director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico, has held this role for seven years now.
April 27, 2017
April 26, 2017
Washington Square News: Ballet Hispánico Examines Dance and PoliticsBallet Hispanico's New York run at the Joyce Theater was a success, examining politics through dance.
April 26, 2017
The Thought Card: Jaw-Dropping Theatrical Performances I Loved in April 2017From 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.
April 25, 2017
Explore Dance: Ballet Hispánico’s Program of All-Female Choreography a PowerhouseBallet Hispánico’s New York season at The Joyce (April 18-23) delivered a strong and engaging program by three Latina choreographers from diverse backgrounds.
April 25, 2017
April 24, 2017
The Huffington Post: Ballet Hispánico Ascends New Heights; Dance ReviewA multi-everything audience tucked into the closing matinee performance of Ballet Hispánico’s 2017 Season at The Joyce this afternoon.
April 23, 2017
CriticalDance: Ballet Hispánico: Between Two CulturesI 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.
April 22, 2017
April 21, 2017
Broadway World: Ballet Hispánico Fuses Latin and Contemporary Dance with a FlareLed by Artistic Director & CEO, Eduardo Vilaro since 2009, Ballet Hispanco, a New York City based company, continues to grow in both scope and quality.
April 20, 2017
EYE ON DANCE: Performing Arts: Ballet HispánicoFabric 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.
April 20, 2017
April 20, 2017
No Te Pierdas La Nueva Temporada del Ballet Hispánico en NYCDel 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.
April 20, 2017
El Diario: Danza: Ballet Hispánico Muestra Sus Armas de MujerArte y reivindicación bailan pegados en la nueva temporada de esta compañía de danza contemporánea
April 19, 2017
Fashion Reverie: Ballet Hispánico Celebrates Strong WomenWhen it comes to celebrating strong women through movement, no dance company has more capacity and generosity than Ballet Hispanico.
April 19, 2017
HOMBRE Exclusive: CEO & Artistic Director EDUARDO VILARO Soaring With BALLET HISPÁNICO To New HeightsThis week Ballet Hispanico returns to the New York's Joyce Theater with a program of all-female choreographers from April 18-23, 2017.
April 17, 2017
Mr. Latino: Ballet Hispánico to Showcase Michelle Manzales Premiere of "Con Brazos Abiertos"The world of the choreographer is a personal one which says as much about the person behind the dance.
April 14, 2017
The Huffington Post: Ballet Hispánico Is Giving Latino Artists A Voice They Deserve“It is imperative that we nurture and give voice to those who may not have opportunities within the field.”
April 12, 2017
The New York Times: Ballet Hispánico Dances the ‘Identity Mambo’What does it mean to run a Latino dance company in New York in 2017?
March 10, 2017
Dance/USA: Family-Friendly Programming Helps Dance Organizations Attract Fans and See What's Beyond the Box OfficeBallet Hispanico Performances for Young People Program brings professional dance to school audiences nationwide.
March 9, 2017
February 23, 2017
Living Out Loud: Review: Ballet Hispánico Sizzles at the Luckman Fine Arts ComplexBack 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.
December 1, 2016
TDF Stages: Watch: Ballet Hispánico Celebrates the Scope of Latin CultureMeet Ballet Hispánico, where Latin cultures and American culture are all part of the artistic vision.
November 20, 2016
The New York Times: An Apollo Homecoming with Style and BounceEduardo Vilaro, the artistic director of Ballet Hispánico, looked out from the Apollo Theater stage and told the excited crowd, “This is home.”
November 18, 2016
Dance Teacher Magazine: What My Teach Taught Me: Lyvan VerdeciaWhen Ballet Hispánico’s Lyvan Verdecia was studying at the Cuban National Ballet School as a teenager, Martha Iris Fernandez helped him perfect his turns. “Male dancers in Cuba are known for their turns and their jumps. For me, jumps always came naturally, but turns--not so much."
June 13, 2016
TDF: Here's To The Laddies Who DanceMy son is 12 years old. He is finishing up sixth grade. He loves math, science, and computer programming. And ballet. He's been taking dance classes since her was 8, and is currently in a 10-1/2 hours-a-week-pre-professional program in which he studies ballet, flamenco, and modern.
May 24, 2016
The New York Times: Feature: Michael Jackson and Jimi Hendrix to Be Honored by Apollo TheaterThe Apollo Theater will celebrate Michael Jackson and Jimi Hendrix, two artists with history at the venue, in its coming fall and winter season. Ballet Hispanico will perform a world premiere on Nov. 18 and 19; Afropunk will present a showcase of protest music on Feb. 25.
April 20, 2016
Artsy: Feature: Nir Arieli Captures Top Contemporary Dance Companies as They Collapse TogetherAs a soldier in mandatory conscription service in Isreal in 2004, the young Tel Aviv-born Nir Arieli was determined to become a military photographer. Now a photographer based in New York, Arieli notes that his current work is completely different, save for one aspect.
April 20, 2016
DNAinfo: Feature: 'Sopranos' Star, Pixar Director to Be Inducted Into 2016 Bronx Walk of FameA Sopranos star, a Pixar director, a children's book author and a dance pioneer will be honored as inductees into the 2016 Bronx Walk of Fame.
April 13, 2016
ViceVersa: Feature: Vuelve el Ballet Hispánico en el Joyce TheaterEl Ballet Hispanico, el, reconocido grupo de danza fundado en 1970 por el director artistico Eduardo Vilaro quien acaba recibir otro importante premio, el "50 for 50" que ArtsWestchester's en su 50avo aniversario le otorgo en reconocimiento.
April 8, 2016
DanceTabs: Review: Ballet Hispánico--Flabergast, Bury Me Standing, Club Havana--New YorkAnyone in need of resurrecting their libido need look no further than Ballet Hispanico's 45th anniversary season at the Joyce Theater. The triple bill is a sensuous and sass-filled program which, while not perfect, shows off the astonishing diversified talents of this excellent troupe.
April 7, 2016
BroadwayWorld: Review: Be Wowed By Ballet Hispánico at The Joyce Through 4/10Ballet Hispanico is now celebrating its 45th Anniversary New York Season at the Joyce Theater through April 10th. Dance lovers and many more will enjoy seeing the company's distinctive brand of dance that has a real wow factor.
April 6, 2016
New York Times: Review: Ballet Hispánico’s Oldies But GoodiesIn recent years, Ballet Hispanico has been steadily commissioning new work, but for its 45th-anniversary season at the Joyce Theater, the company is focusing on existing repertory.
April 5, 2016
StageBuddy: Review: Ballet Hispánico Performs Works by Ramón Oller, Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, and Pedro RuizForty five has never looked better. Tina Ramirez founded NYC-based Ballet Hispanico in 1970 with a mission to bring Latino dance and culture to the community. Now under the directorship of former company member Eduardo Vilaro, Ballet Hispanico hasn't aged one bit.
March 28, 2016
Oberon's Grove: Behind The Scenes: Ballet Hispánico in Rehersal:In anticipation of Ballet Hispanico's upcoming season at The Joyce, photographer Nir Arieli and I stopped by the Company's home space on West 89th Street to watch a rehearsal. The Hispanico dancers are among the most vivid in New York City's vibrant community of dance.
February 29, 2016
Dance Magazine: Working Out With Kimberly Van WoesikKimberly Van Woesik used to be a dedicated gym enthusiast, visiting regularly. But while weight lifting and cardio gave her extra stamina and definition, they didn't produce any major changes in her technique.
February 25, 2016
Dance Teacher Magazine: Ballet Hispánico Headquarters Get a MakeoverAfter two years of planning and construction, Ballet Hispanico has opened the doors of its newly renovated headquarters on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. "Ballet Hispanico is continuing its mission to be a beacon for communities to celebrate Latino culture," says artistic director Eduardo Vilaro.
February 23, 2016
Brick Underground: Dancer Mario Ismael Espinoza On The Importance Of Loving Your Home--Even In NYCMario Ismael Espinoza, a company dancer with New York City's Ballet Hispanico--which specializes in Latin-infused contemporary dance--was born in Tijuana, Mexico. Before coming to New York over five years ago, Espinoza performed with various dance companies in Salt Lake City and San Francisco.
February 10, 2016
Ballet Hispánico Blog: Ballet Hispánico Unveils a new LookBallet Hispanico is proud to celebrate 45 years of sharing and reflecting the diversity of Latino cultures with the launch of a new brand that will propel the organization into its next 45 years.
February 8, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer: Ballet Hispánico's 'Bury Me Standing': A Moving Hymn to Romany LifeBury Me Standing, Spanish choreographer Ramón Oller's hymn to Romany (gypsy) life, could easily have been a cliché. Instead, as presented by Ballet Hispánico last Thursday and Friday at the Annenberg Center, the piece was deeply moving - by turns sensuous, serious, and funny.
February 3, 2016
Philly.com: Ballet Hispánico Returns to PhiladelphiaIt's not an obvious career path: Eduardo Vilaro has gone from starring in a middle school production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown to becoming an award-winning choreographer and director of an internationally celebrated, New York City dance troupe currently celebrating its 45th anniversary.
January 18, 2016
ElMinnesotaDeHoy.com: Una Presentacion Apoteosica: Ballet HispánicoEl nombre de la compañía de danza se antojaba por sí misma sumamente atractiva. Y lo fue màs el incursionar en los medios sociales de comunicación, y leer críticas que se han publicado sobre la misma.
January 15, 2016