Through the Instituto Coreográfico, Ballet Hispánico encourages the development of Latino leaders and the creation of new works of art that expand our cultural dialogue.
In 2010, Ballet Hispánico's Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro launched a new choreography institute for Latino artists to create culturally specific work in a nurturing learning laboratory of dance. Instituto provides both emerging choreographers and dance filmmakers with a professional and supportive environment in which to explore their heritage and develop their craft. Choreographers receive ongoing feedback from a group of notable artistic mentors and advisors, archive recordings of the rehearsals, an edited film of the resulting work, an academic advisor, and a showing of their work. Should an artistically appropriate work emerge from this process, it could enter Ballet Hispánico’s permanent repertory.
Spring 2016 Instituto Coreográfico is supported in part by the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures and the Ford Foundation through a grant from the NALAC Diverse Arts Spaces Grant Program.
Header image (c) Kevin Condon
Stephanie Martinez image (c) Cheryl Mann