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. 

Upcoming Events:

The latest installment of Ballet Hispánico’s Instituto Coreográfico welcomes international choreographer, Maria Barros. Get an inside look at her new work with the Company and have the opportunity to respond, reflect, and enter into cultural dialogue with Barrios about dance and culture.

Maria Eugenia Barrios was born in Caracas, Venezuela to a family of artists. Starting at a very early age Barrios has developed simultaneous international careers as a classical and contemporary dancer, Choreographer, and master teacher. Barrios was the Artistic Director of the Caracas Contemporary Ballet for 17 years. Since 2011 Barrios has lived in Israel and has been teaching extensively at Thelma Yalin High School of Performing Arts, the Israel Ballet School, and Pre-Professional Program for Classical Ballet in Tel Aviv.

Event details:
Thursday, May 30, 2019
6:00 pm, Studio 10
At the Arnhold Center
This event is FREE.
Seats are accommodated on a first come basis.
Beverages will be served.

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