News & Reviews
November 24, 2015
BroadwayWorld: Review: Ballet Hispanico Celebrates 45 Years at The Apollo Theater
New York based company Ballet Hispanico performed this November 20-21, 2015, at the historic Apollo Theater, presenting the world premiere of If Walls Could Speak
, by Brazilian native and acclaimed choreographer Fernando Melo. Artisitic Director Eduardo Vilaro proudly presented Melo in his New York debut through a collaborative effort to co-comission the work in conjunction with the Apollo Theater and support by Univision Communications Inc.
November 19, 2015
The New York Times: Dance Listings for Nov. 20-26
The Brazilian choreographer Fernando Melo makes his New York debut, compliments of Ballet Hispanico performing If Walls could Speak
at the storied Apollo Theater. The evening-length work is an ode to Mr. Melo's birthplace in all its cultural richness and political complexity, accompanied by live percussion and samba.
November 12, 2015
StageBuddy: Review Lincoln Center at The Movies' Ballet Hispanico
In the latest of the Lincoln Center at the Movies
film series, Ballet Hispanico presented its signature contemporary dance with a Hispanic culture flair in CARMEN.maquia
and Club Havana
. For 45 years, Ballet Hispanico has demonstrated beauty and importance of Hispanic culture to dance audiences around the world.
September 21, 2015
The Dance Enthusiasts: Ballet Hispanico Receives $500,000 Award!!!
Ballet Hispanico is one of 18 dance companies recognized by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) through the first-ever Leadership Grants Program for Dance. This all-new initiative supports the self-defined, long-term goals of organizations that have demonstrated excellence in and sustained commitment to the field of dance.
April 25, 2015
New York Arts: Ballet Hispanico at the Joyce Theater
The program, divided into three sections, showed the company in very different lights. Up first, Show. Girl
, with choreography by Rosie Herrera, costumes by Diana Ruettiger and lighting by Joshua Preston, uses the "Cuban cabaret ethic" to put forth dances that don't have much relationship to each other.
April 9, 2015
Wendy Perron: Feature: Rosie Herrera at Ballet Hispanico
This season Ballet Hispanico offers four programs that range from Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's sure-fire Sombrerisimo
to a world premiere by relatively unknown Miguel Mancillas. In between is Rosie Herrara's Show. Girl.
A daring new voice on the landscape of contemporary dance, Herrara has produced gritty, surprising works that have an absurdist quality yet are sharply focused.
March 31, 2015
Haute Living: Inside The Ballet Hispanico's Spring Gala
The Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom was on fire for the Ballet Hispanico's spring gala. The 44-year-old company lead by artistic director, Eduardo Vilaro, has performed for audiences in 11 countries on three continents, reaching over three million people.
December 7, 2014
The New York Times: Performers Nominated for Clive Barnes Award
The Clive Barnes Foundation announced on Sunday the nominees for its fifth annual award honoring young dancers and actors. The dance nominees are Christopher Bloom of Ballet Hispanico; Russell Janzen and Harrison Ball, both of New York City Ballet; and Devon Teuscher of American Ballet Theater.
November 25, 2014
Broadway World: Ballet Hispanico Transforms Story Ballet
Ballet Hispanico ventured into full length story ballet making for the first time last Saturday at the Apollo with Gustavo Ramírez Sansano's CARMEN.maquia. The sold-out, one night only event retold the story of Carmen, the free spirited and irresistible gypsy who captures the love of the army corporal Don José.
November 5, 2014
Financial Times: Havana International Ballet FestivalThis biennial get-together for the world's dance community, now in its 24th incarnation, is the continuing legacy of celebrated dancer and Cuban National Ballet founder Alicia Alonso and seeks to set the world's best alongside one another.
November 3, 2014
Cuba Si: Ballet Hispanico of New York Revives Celia Cruz
Asuka was the piece that opened the show debut of Ballet Hispanico of New York last Saturday, November 1st, during the 24th International Ballet Festival of Havana. This performance carried out at the Mella capital Theater, reached the hearts of many Cubans who attended the event.
November 3, 2014
El Periodico Granma: Brisas artisticas del Ballet Hispano
Un halo de frescura, vitalidad extrema (de bailarines/obras) un sabar mezclar los diversos ritmos/danzas con una organicidad ilimitada, perfecto diálogo de banda sonora/moviminetos, son elementos que acerco, en su primera presentación en el 24 Festival Internacional de Ballet de La Habana el Ballet Hispanico de Nueva York.
June 10, 2014
Miami Herald: Miami choreographer Rosie Herrera’s ‘Show.Girl.’ premieres
Show.Girl., Rosie Herrera’s new piece for New York’s Ballet Hispanico, is very different from the vivid, surreal works we’ve previously seen from this Miami dancemaker. Herrera’s first commission for a major company, which premiered Friday night at the Adrienne Arsht Center, is more restrained, conceptual and opaque, more dependent on abstract movement, instead of images, to communicate its ideas.
April 27, 2014
Fashion Reverie: Ballet Hispanico's El Beso
Ballet Hispanico’s season at the Joyce Theatre clearly demonstrates that the company under the helm of Eduardo Vilario is evolving in a direction that expands beyond the traditional Latin themes that the company had become associated under its founder Tina Ramirez.
April 16, 2014
Oberon's Grove: Ballet Hispanico at the Joyce 2014
Opening night of Ballet Hispanico's two-week season at The Joyce. This fantastic Company have quickly made their way to my top echelon of Gotham dance-world favorites: the dancers are sexy and spectacular, the choreography is invariably exciting, the musical range is broad and seductive...what more could one ask?
April 14, 2014
NYC-ARTS: Top 5
Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS Top Five is your cheat sheet to what’s new in 2014.
April 10, 2014
Crain's: Ballet Hispanico makeover
A different kind of choreography will go on at Ballet Hispanico this summer. In June, the dance company will start an $800,000 makeover of the façade and lobby of its headquarters at 167 W. 89th St., consisting of two carriage houses built in the 1800s.
April 9, 2014
Dance Teacher: Ballet Meets Dance Theater
For the second year in a row, 2013 Princess Grace awardee Rosie Herrera has been chosen by Ballet Hispanico for the company’s Instituto Coreográfico, during which she will continue working on Show.Girl., the piece she began creating during her first residency.
March 14, 2014
Daily Freeman: Ballet Hispanico takes over Bardavon
Dozens of vivid adjectives could, in fact, describe Ballet Hispanico, a company founded in 1970 by acclaimed performer Tina Ramirez to explore, preserve and celebrate Latino cultures through dance. And those who buy tickets to see the nation’s premier Latino dance organization at the Bardavon Opera House on March 15 at 8 p.m. are bound to come up with a few of their own.