News & Reviews
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.
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.”
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
StarTribune: Ballet Hispánico Offers Playful Night Of Hats and Havana HotnessBallet 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.
Yahoo! News: How Cuba Produces Some of the Best Ballet Dancers in the WorldCuba is well known for many forms of dance, from the mambo and the tango to salsa, the cha-cha and the rumba. But only ballet enthusiasts know that the dance form is one of the country's biggest cultural exports.
The New York Times: Ballet Hispanico Consolidates Leadership Roles, With Eduardo Vilaro as Chief ExecutiveBallet Hispanico, which was founded 45 years ago to explore Latino dance, is rechoreographing its management structure. The company announced Wednesday that Eduardo Vilaro, its artistic director since 2009, would become its chief executive officer as well.
Twin Cities Arts Reader: DanceBrazil Out, Ballet Hispanico In At Ordway
The Ordway, being a resilient institution, has not withdrawn into its new Concert Hall room after the frigid breakup; according to the Ordway's PR Coordinator Grace Solfest, she has already taken up with Ballet Hispanico, another dance company based in the Big Apple.