News & Reviews



2018

December 6, 2018

El Diario: ‘Carmen.maquia’, el regreso a Harlem de una seductora  PDF

 El Ballet Hispánico trae al legendario Teatro Apollo a la famosa gitana a ritmo de danza contemporánea y flamenco

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December 5, 2018

Dance Magazine: Ballet Hispánico Brings a Reimagined Carmen to Harlem  PDF

Ballet Hispánico returns to the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem with its full-length ballet, CARMEN.maquia. Spanish choreographer Gustavo Ramirez Sansano has reenvisioned the story of Carmen to emphasize Don José, the man who falls in love with Carmen, suffers because of her infidelity, then murders her in a "fit of passion."

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November 29, 2018

Amsterdam News: Apollo, Ballet Hispánico present ‘CARMEN.maquia’  PDF

 It’s official, the 2018 holiday season is upon us. Christmas Day is 26 days away and 2019 is just around the corner.

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November 13, 2018

Capacity Interactive: CI to Eye with Eduardo Vilaro  PDF

 Erik and Eduardo talk about how the company’s emphasis on Latinx culture manifests throughout the organization—from what’s on stage to the staff and board. They also discuss the politics of being a Latinx dance company in America today.

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October 29, 2018

The Wake: Through the Eye of Latina Choreographers  PDF

 Drenched in red light, the company members of Ballet Hispánico gracefully made their way onto the Northrop Auditorium Stage on Thursday, October 4th. The audience fell completely silent, captivated by the elegant and powerful movement.

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October 26, 2018

ALL ARTS: Ballet Hispánico Reimagines "CARMEN" at the Apollo  PDF

In 1875, Bizet brought Prosper Mérimée’s novella to life in his intoxicating opera “Carmen.” One hundred and thirty-seven years later, Spanish choreographer Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s “CARMEN.maquia” spun the beloved Gypsy tale into another realm.

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October 25, 2018

New York Latin Culture Magazine: Ballet Hispánico presents “CARMEN.maquia” at The Apollo Theater  PDF

 Ballet Hispánico presents CARMEN.maquia by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano at The Apollo Theater in Harlem, Manhattan on Friday and Saturday, December 7 and 8, 2018 at 8pm. Get tickets from $13.50

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October 16, 2018

National Endowment for the Arts: Dance as a First Language: An Art Talk with Ballet Hispánico’s Michelle Manzanales  PDF

For Ballet Hispánico’s Michelle Manzanales, dance is more than an art form. As she explained during a telephone interview, "Dance is my language; I always think of it as my first language. It's the one that I feel most fluent in and most comfortable expressing things through."

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September 20, 2018

WABC: Ballet Hispánico uses the power of dance to showcase equality and respect for minorities  PDF

Melissa Fernandez is one of the lead company dancers in Ballet Hispánico. Ballet Hispánico was founded by Tina Ramirez in 1970. From its grassroots origins as a dance school and community-based performing arts troupe, the organization has grown into a world-class institution. Ballet Hispánico's New York City headquarters house a School of Dance and state-of-the-art dance studios for its programs and the arts community.

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September 15, 2018

InfiniteBody: A taste of Ballet Hispánico at 92Y Harkness  PDF

92Y Harkness Dance Center's Fridays@Noon series regularly offers audiences up-close-and-personal views of dance. Yesterday, New York's Ballet Hispánico delivered a presentation so masterful and charged that it was a wonder the relatively small space could contain its energy.

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September 15, 2018

NY1 Noticeas: Ballet Hispánico: mantiene viva la tradición de la danza latina  PDF

 En su temporada para este otoño, el Ballet Hispánico presentará en Nueva York una serie de piezas que muestran su compromiso con explorar la cultura latina a través del baile.

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September 5, 2018

ALL ARTS: INSITU: dance in first position  PDF

Eduardo Vilaro, artistic director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico, discusses the company’s embrace of cultural diversity on all levels and why, as dancers, they don’t make political statements in their work. Read the full transcript from our Under a Minute video below.

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August 31, 2018

Fjord Review: With Open Arms  PDF

Of all the touring modern dance companies based New York, none has consistently introduced talented new choreographers (or new-to-me choreographers) like Ballet Hispánico.

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August 11, 2018

thINKingDANCE: Ballet Hispánico in the Hinterland  PDF

 For the last several summers, the magical music festival in Mt. Gretna has embraced a dance show each season. This year’s offering was New York-based Ballet Hispánico, “the nation’s premier Latino dance organization,” according to a program note.

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August 1, 2018

Dance Magazine: Ballet Hispánico Goes Bright  PDF

 These dancers mix bold colors into their studio looks -- whether contemporary or classical. 

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June 21, 2018

West Side Spirit: Focus on Flamenco  PDF

 Interested in attending an event that has the ambiance of New York City's flamenco scene? You're in luck.

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May 18, 2018

Broadway World: BWW Interview: Choreographer Michelle Manzanales Is 'Muy Excited' About Her Ballet Hispánico Debut  PDF

On Friday, May 18, 2018, Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) presents the Ballet Hispánico dance company.

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May 14, 2018

Oregon ArtsWatch: Ballet Hispánico: Dance for the people  PDF

Eduardo Vilaro and Ballet Hispánico embrace the unconventional as we'll have a chance to see at White Bird on Wednesday.

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April 17, 2018

Arts + Culture: SPA Welcomes Ballet Hispánico with Open Arms  PDF

Ballet Hispánico performs as part of Society for the Performing Arts Dance Series on May 18 at University of Houston’s Cullen Performance Hall.

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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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