Ballet Hispanico

Sat | Oct 1, 2011 | 7:30pm

Ballet Hispanico explores Latino cultures through dance. The professional Company celebrates the dynamic aesthetics of the Hispanic diaspora, building new avenues of cultural dialogue and sharing the joy of dance with all communities.

Recognized for her achievements by the National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest cultural honor, Tina Ramirez founded Ballet Hispanico in 1970. The Company performs a diverse repertory by the foremost choreographers of our time as well as emerging artists. The works by choreographers from Venezuela, Cuba, Trinidad, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and other nations fuse Latin dance with classical and contemporary techniques to create a new style of concert dance in which theatricality and passion propel every move.

The performance includes a new work created for Ballet Hispanico by choreographer Ronald K. Brown, called “Espiritu Vivo.” This piece explores the intersection of the African and Latino diasporas in the Caribbean and Latin America and features the music of legendary Peruvian singer Susana Baca.

“Ballet Hispanico dances with elegance and lyricism… [their] graceful phrases look effortless. Audiences will return to see Ballet Hispanico for its enduring graciousness.” – Washington Post

Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation.