BAAND Together Dance Festival
Returning to Lincoln Center after a series of sold-out, tour de force performances in last summer’s Restart Stages, the BAAND Together Dance Festival joins Summer for the City. Five of NYC’s most iconic dance companies—Ballet Hispánico, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem—share the spotlight and an outdoor stage with dancers and pieces from across the companies featured each night. From August 9–13, audiences will be delighted by new works and repertory favorites, with each unique and exciting evening of programming curated collaboratively by the artistic directors of the five companies. In the afternoons, each organization will also bring its unique teaching style to the Lincoln Center campus with daily Education Workshops, appropriate for all ages! The Festival is made possible by CHANEL.
One for All, World Premiere Lincoln Center Commission by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
One for All, commissioned by Lincoln Center and featuring dancers from each of the five companies, is set to Manteca by Funky Lowlives/Dizzy Gillespie.
Amanda Del Valle, Dandara Veija
Antonio Cangiano, Hugo Pizano, Omar Rivera, Mariano Zamora
Con Brazos Abiertos by Michelle Manzanales
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.
Dandara Veiga, Chris Bloom
1-Isabel Robles, 2-Antonio Cangiano, 3-Ana Estrada, 4-Alex Haquia, 5-Dandara Veiga, 6-Amanda Del Valle,
7-Paulo Hernandez, 8-Cori Lewis, 9-Omar Rivera,10-Gabrielle Sprauve, 11-Hugo Pizano, 12-Mariano Zamora
Amanda Del Valle, Cori Lewis, Isabel Robles, Gabrielle Sprauve
Antonio Cangiano, Aex Haquia, Paulo Hernandez, Hugo Pizano, Omar Rivera, Mariano Zamora
Ana Estrada, Amanda Del Valle, Cori Lewis, Isabel Robles, Gabrielle Sprauve
Chriss Bloom, Antonio Cangiano, Alex Haquia, Paulo Hernandez, Hugo Pizano, Omar Rivera, Mariano Zamora
Club Havana by Pedro Ruiz
Latin dancing at its best. The intoxicating rhythms of the conga, rumba, mambo, and cha cha are brought to life by choreographer Pedro Ruiz, himself a native of Cuba, as he imagined his very own “Club Havana.”
Dandara Veiga/Antonio Cangiano, Gabrielle Sprauve/Omar Rivera, Amanda del Valle/Paulo Hernandez, Ana Estrada/Chris Bloom,
Isabel Robles/Hugo Pizano
Amanda Del Valle/Paulo Hernandez, Ana Estrada/Chris Bloom, Isabel Robles/Hugo Pizano
Dandara Veiga, Antonio Cangiano, Omar Rivera
About Ballet Hispánico
For fifty years Ballet Hispánico has been the leading voice intersecting artistic excellence and advocacy, and now the largest Latinx cultural organization in the United States and one of America’s Cultural Treasures. Ballet Hispánico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latinx cultures through innovative dance productions, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences. National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramirez founded Ballet Hispánico in 1970, at the height of the post-war civil rights movements. From its inception Ballet Hispánico focused on providing a haven for Black and Brown Latinx youth and families seeking artistic place and cultural sanctuary. By providing the space for Latinx dance and dancers to flourish, Ballet Hispánico uplifted marginalized emerging and working artists, which combined with the training, authenticity of voice, and power of representation, fueled the organization’s roots and trajectory. In 2009, Ballet Hispánico welcomed Eduardo Vilaro as its Artistic Director, ushering in a new era by inserting fresh energy to the company’s founding values and leading Ballet Hispánico into an artistically vibrant future. Today, Ballet Hispánico’s New York City headquarters house a School of Dance and state-of-the-art dance studios for its programs and the arts community. From its grassroots origins as a dance school and community-based performing arts troupe, for fifty years Ballet Hispánico has stood as a catalyst for social change. Ballet Hispánico provides the physical home and cultural heart for Latinx dance in the United States. Ballet Hispánico has developed a robust public presence across its three main programs: its Company, School of Dance, and Community Arts Partnerships. Through its exemplary artistry, distinguished training program, and deep-rooted community engagement efforts Ballet Hispánico champions and amplifies underrepresented voices in the field. For fifty years Ballet Hispánico has provided a place of honor for the omitted, overlooked, and oppressed. As it looks to the next fifty years and beyond, Ballet Hispánico seeks to empower, and give agency to, the Latinx experience and those individuals within it.