Ballet Hispánico at the Apollo

Ballet Hispánico at the Apollo
December 1-2, 2017  •  8pm




 -Financial Times

Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s premier Latino dance organization, in collaboration with the Apollo Theater, presents three inspiring works that reflect on the migrant experience, the tragedy of marginalization, and the resilience and triumph of the human spirit. 

Both evenings end in a post-performance artist talkback with choreographers Ronald K. Brown and Michelle Manzanales moderated by Ballet Hispánico Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro.


Bury Me Standing (1998)

Ramón Oller

The unique culture of the Gypsy or "Roma" people, a marginalized community that has journeyed across continents for thousands of years, inspire Spanish choreographer Ramón Oller to create Bury Me Standing. The compelling rhythms and melodies which accompany the ballet reflect the emotional essence of the Roma: their strong communal bonds, sensuality, feelings of oppression and longing, and their strength and exuberance.

Espiritu Vivo (2012)
Ronald K. Brown

Espiritu Vivo explores the intersection of the African and Latino diasporas in the Caribbean and Latin America. Using narrative, tradition, and dance forms from these regions, the work explores the stages of grief after tragedy: the news, prayer, spring and new day.

Con Brazos Abiertos (2017)
Michelle Manzanales

In her first work for Ballet Hispánico, Michelle Manzanales explores with humility, nostalgia and humor the iconic Mexican symbols that she was reluctant to embrace as a Mexican-American child growing up in Texas. Intertwining folkloric details with a distinctly contemporary voice in dance, set to music that ranges from Julio Iglesias to rock en español, Con Brazos Abiertos is a fun and frank look at a life caught between two cultures.





Tickets start at $10!

Premium orchestra seats include a champagne toast and pre-performance conversation with Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro from 7:15 to 7:30 pm.

In person Apollo Theater Box Office, 253 West 125th Street (hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 12-5pm)
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Ballet Hispánico’s New York Season is made possible by Jody and John Arnhold, the Apollo Theater, The James and Judith K. Dimon Foundation, The Howard Gilman Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and The Scherman Foundation, with public support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Photos (c) Paula Lobo, Christopher Duggan

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