Instituto Coreográfico

Through Instituto Coreográfico, Ballet Hispánico encourages you to be part of the development of Latino leaders and to get an inside look at new works of art.

When Ballet Hispánico was founded nearly 50 years ago, Latinos were invisible to the dance field. Since its founding, Ballet Hispánico has played an instrumental role in changing the narrative -- now, generations of Latinos have produced art that reinterpret their heritage, bringing fresh perspectives on the Latino experience. In 2010, Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro launched Instituto Coreográfico, a choreography institute for Latino artists, to create culturally specific work in a nurturing learning laboratory of dance. This innovative learning laboratory provides both emerging choreographers and dance filmmakers with a professional and supportive environment to explore their heritage and to develop their craft. Throughout their residency, choreographers receive ongoing feedback from a group of notable artistic mentors and advisers, archive recordings of the rehearsals, an edited film of the resulting work, an academic adviser, and a showing of their work.

Instituto Coreográfico allows the audience to respond, reflect, and enter into cultural dialogue with the artists about dance and culture in a safe, critical environment. With this invaluable platform, Ballet Hispánico continues to give a voice to young artists and opens access to the dance-making process for all dance audiences. 


Get an inside look at the reconstruction of Good Night Paradise from Ramón Oller returning to The Joyce Theater in 2020 for Ballet Hispánico's New York Season. Instituto Coreográfico provides our audience the opportunity to respond, reflect, and enter into a cultural dialogue with artists about dance and culture.

Born in Esparraguera (Barcelona) in 1962, he studied at the Theatre Institute of the Barcelona regional government, debuting with the Gelabert-Azzopardi Company. His first choreography, Dos Dies i Mig won second prize at Tórtola Valencia Choreography Competition in 1984. He founded the Metros Company in 1985 where he premiered most of his work. He choreographed Naranjas y Limones alongside Jean-Christophe Maillot for the National Choregraphy Centre in Tours. He has served as choreographer for other companies such as the Spanish National Dance Company of the National Ballet of Spain. He won the best dance show award from the New York Times for his work Good Night Paradise.

Thursday, December 19, 2019
Doors: 6:00pm
Show: 6:30pm
FREE Admission
Seating is accommodated on a first-come basis.
Enjoy complimentary wine and beverages.



Unable to join us in person? This performance will be streamed LIVE from our Facebook page on Thursday, December 19 at 6:30pm.



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