Ballet Hispanico

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“The Latin-American experience at last has a voice.” -The New York Times

“The members of Ballet Hispanico are 12 of the most technically accomplished and musical dancers you’ll find in the contemporary sphere.” -The Washington Post

“The Latin-flavored, New York-based contemporary ballet troupe Ballet Hispanico is dancing better than ever…. This is to the credit of artistic director Eduardo Vilaro.” -Backstage

“Led by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, Ballet Hispanico is recognized as the nation’s leading Latino dance company.

The Company holds a rich and diverse repertory of over 100 works by the foremost choreographers and emerging artists of our time. The works expand on founder Tina Ramirez’s legacy of exploring the diversity of Latino culture through a fusion of classical, Latin, and contemporary dance powered by theatricality and passion. The Company has performed for an audience of nearly 3 million, throughout 11 countries, on 3 continents.”

Next month the company will be taking over the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College for two special performances on Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm & Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm.

The works that Ballet Hispanico will be performing include:

  • ·Mad’moiselle creates a world that explores iconic male/female images and gender identity in Latin American cultures. Through rich imagery and theatrical satire, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa weaves a tongue-in-cheek look at the Marias in all our lives.
  • ·Tito on Timbales is a tribute to the music of master percussionist Tito Puente. In this ballet, choreographer William Whitener captures the joy and intricacies of social dance through cascading patterns, sensual partnering and the community of celebration.
  • ·Hogar: Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro unveils his latest work for Ballet Hispanico, rooted in his own experience as an immigrant and created in collaboration with acclaimed Russian composer Lev Zhurbin to original music.
  • ·\An absorbing exploration of identity, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Sombrerísimo is an athletic tour de force for six men full of rhythmic agility and stylistic flair.
  • Sharing our mission to make the arts affordable and available to a everyone, they have graciously extended a discouny code to be used by our readers.

    Visit our calendar of events for more information and the discount code.

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