Under Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, Ballet Hispanico has melded its Latino roots with an eclectic, sleekly modern style that has made it one “of the best contemporary repertory ensembles” (The New York Times). For its Joyce season, the company unveils Conquer, a raw and athletic world premiere by Mexico-based choreographer Miguel Mancillas, and the dazzling New York premiere of Show.Girl. by Miami-based award-winning choreographer Rosie Herrera. Program B showcases the Joyce premiere of an evening-length “masterpiece” (Chicago Sun-Times): CARMEN.maquia by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, a Picasso-inspired contemporary take on Bizet’s beloved classic. Also on tap is the return of Ramírez Sansano’s much-praised El Beso, audience favorite Sombrerísimo by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Celia Cruz-inspired Asuka by Cuban-American Vilaro. Imaginative and theatrical, Ballet Hispanico’s diverse programs promise to “whisk us away to contemporary dance’s hottest spot” (The Washington Post).
PROGRAM A: Apr 14 & 15 at 7:30pm; Apr 16-18 at 8pm; Apr 19 at 7:30pm
Show.Girl., Conquer, El Beso
PROGRAM B: Apr 21 & 22 at 7:30pm; Apr 23-25 at 8pm
PROGRAM C: Apr 19 & 25 at 2pm
Conquer, Sombrerísimo, El Beso
PROGRAM D: Apr 26 at 2pm*
Show.Girl., Good Night Paradise, Sombrerísimo, Asuka
*Specially programmed to celebrate retiring Ballet Hispanico dancer Jessica Alejandra Wyatt
SATURDAY EN FAMILIA Program: Apr 18 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 (Asuka, CARMEN.maquia, Sombrerísimo, El Beso) and a Q&A with the dancers. Hosted by Ballet Hispanico Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, our fun, interactive and educational Performances for Young People—now in their 30th year—give families a glimpse into the beauty of the arts and Latino culture. All tickets $25.
In person: Joyce Theater Box Office, 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street
Phone: JoyceCharge 212-242-0800
Groups of 8 or more:* firstname.lastname@example.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