45TH ANNIVERSARY NEW YORK SEASON  •  APRIL 5-10, 2016 

THE JOYCE THEATER



 

Tickets start at $10!

A transcendent 45th anniversary program features Ballet Hispanico’s effervescent signature work Club Havana by Cuban-American choreographer Pedro Ruiz along with a double bill of Spanish favorites: the New York premiere of Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s colorful, amusing and fast-moving Flabbergast and a revival of Ramón Oller’s beloved and haunting Bury Me Standing.

PROGRAM A: Apr 5,6, &10 at 7:30 pm; Apr 7-9 at 8pm; Apr 10 at 2pm
Flabbergast, Bury Me Standing, Club Havana

SATURDAY EN FAMILIA Program: Apr 9 at 2pm
Bring the whole family to a 90-minute, fun-filled journey through Latin American dance and culture featuring excerpts from Ballet Hispanico’s diverse repertory and a Q&A with the dancers. Hosted by Ballet Hispanico Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro and Education Director AnaMaria Correa, our fun, interactive and educational En Familia shows give audiences a glimpse into the beauty of dance and Latino culture. All tickets $25.


Online: Joyce.org
In person: Joyce Theater Box Office, 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street
Phone:
JoyceCharge 212-242-0800
Groups of 8 or more:* groups@joyce.org
*Groups of 8 or more get 20% off for Tues, Wed, Thurs performances and weekend matinees; groups of 20 or more get 20% off for Fri and Sat evening shows

 
PROGRAM A 

  Flabbergast (2001) - New York Premiere
Gustavo Ramírez Sansano
Set in 1940s Spain, Flabbergast exposes with humor our stereotypes and preconceived ideas about new and foreign places. Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as a “fun-filled spectacle,” the piece tells the story of a newcomer coming to a place for the first time in a “colorful, amusing, fast-moving” style.  
 
 
 Bury Me Standing (1998) - Revival
  Ramón Oller
The unique culture of the Gypsy or "Roma" people, a marginalized community that has journeyed across continents for a thousand years, inspired Spanish choreographer Ramón Oller to create Bury Me Standing. The compelling rhythms and melodies which accompany the ballet—drawn from Spain and Eastern Europe, traditional folk songs, and contemporary world music—reflect the emotional essence of the Roma: their strong communal bonds, sensuality, feelings of oppression and longing, and their strength and exuberance. 


 





  
 
 
Club Havana (2000) - Signature Work
Pedro Ruiz
A portrait of the glamorous Havana of the 1950s during the heyday of Cuban music, dance and nightlife. The intoxicating rhythms of the conga, rumba, mambo, and cha cha are brought to life by choreographer Pedro Ruiz, a native of Cuba, in this re-imagined nightclub filled with the exhilarating sounds, colors and ambience of that golden era. "Club Havana is a silky, sexy joy...set to a glorious fusion of Cuban, jazz, and big-band swing music." -The New York Times

 


 



SATURDAY EN FAMILIA 


Bring the whole family to a 90-minute, fun-filled journey through Latin American dance and culture featuring excerpts from Ballet Hispanico’s diverse repertory and a Q&A with the dancers. Video preview HERE.

Program
Asuka (2011) Eduardo Vilaro 
Flabbergast (2001) Gustavo Ramírez Sansano
Sombrerísimo (2013) Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Tito on Timbales (1984) William Whitenerr
Bury Me Standing (1998) Ramon Oller
Club Havana (2000) Pedro Ruiz





Ballet Hispanico’s 2016 season is made possible by Jody & John Arnhold, The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, with public support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Photos: Paula Lobo, Bicking Photography                                                          


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