News & Reviews



2017

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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2016

December 1, 2016

TDF Stages: Watch: Ballet Hispánico Celebrates the Scope of Latin Culture  PDF

Meet Ballet Hispánico, where Latin cultures and American culture are all part of the artistic vision. 

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November 20, 2016

The New York Times: An Apollo Homecoming with Style and Bounce  PDF

Eduardo Vilaro, the artistic director of Ballet Hispánico, looked out from the Apollo Theater stage and told the excited crowd, “This is home.”

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November 18, 2016

Dance Teacher Magazine: What My Teach Taught Me: Lyvan Verdecia  PDF

When 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."

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June 13, 2016

TDF: Here's To The Laddies Who Dance  PDF

 My 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.

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May 24, 2016

The New York Times: Feature: Michael Jackson and Jimi Hendrix to Be Honored by Apollo Theater  PDF

 The 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. 

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April 20, 2016

Artsy: Feature: Nir Arieli Captures Top Contemporary Dance Companies as They Collapse Together  PDF

 As 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. 

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April 20, 2016

DNAinfo: Feature: 'Sopranos' Star, Pixar Director to Be Inducted Into 2016 Bronx Walk of Fame  PDF

 A 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. 

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April 13, 2016

ViceVersa: Feature: Vuelve el Ballet Hispánico en el Joyce Theater  PDF

 El 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.

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April 8, 2016

DanceTabs: Review: Ballet Hispánico--Flabergast, Bury Me Standing, Club Havana--New York  PDF

 Anyone 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.

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April 7, 2016

BroadwayWorld: Review: Be Wowed By Ballet Hispánico at The Joyce Through 4/10  PDF

 Ballet 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. 

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April 6, 2016

New York Times: Review: Ballet Hispánico’s Oldies But Goodies  PDF

 In 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. 

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April 5, 2016

StageBuddy: Review: Ballet Hispánico Performs Works by Ramón Oller, Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, and Pedro Ruiz  PDF

 Forty 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.

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March 28, 2016

Oberon's Grove: Behind The Scenes: Ballet Hispánico in Rehersal:  PDF

 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. 

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February 29, 2016

Dance Magazine: Working Out With Kimberly Van Woesik  PDF

 Kimberly 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.

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February 25, 2016

Dance Teacher Magazine: Ballet Hispánico Headquarters Get a Makeover  PDF

After 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.

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February 23, 2016

Brick Underground: Dancer Mario Ismael Espinoza On The Importance Of Loving Your Home--Even In NYC  PDF

Mario 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. 

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February 10, 2016

Ballet Hispánico Blog: Ballet Hispánico Unveils a new Look  PDF

Ballet 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. 

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February 8, 2016

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Ballet Hispánico's 'Bury Me Standing': A Moving Hymn to Romany Life  PDF

Bury 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.

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February 3, 2016

Philly.com: Ballet Hispánico Returns to Philadelphia  PDF

 It'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. 

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January 18, 2016

ElMinnesotaDeHoy.com: Una Presentacion Apoteosica: Ballet Hispánico  PDF

 El 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.

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January 15, 2016

StarTribune: Ballet Hispánico Offers Playful Night Of Hats and Havana Hotness  PDF

Ballet Hispanico turned up the heat at the Ordway in St. Paul on a chilly Thursday night. The 45-year-old New York troupe showed off its signature repertory informed by the dance and music of Latina America and Spain. 

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