Ballet Hispánico Latin Social Dance Workshop
Ballet Hispánico, the nation's renowned Latinx dance organization recognized as one of America's Cultural Treasures, announces a family Latin Social Dance Workshop as part of the BAAND Together Dance Festival at Restart Stages at Lincoln Center on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 4:00pm at The Isabel and Peter Malkin Stage at Hearst Plaza, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York. The Festival is made possible by CHANEL and is a project of the Arnhold Dance Innovation Fund. BAAND Together Festival Education Workshops are generously sponsored by The Thompson Family Foundation. Beginning five minutes before the event, non-ticketed guests will be invited to claim any available spots, first-come, first-served. For more information, click here.
Celebrate the reopening of the city dancing to the beats of Salsa, Mambo, and Cha-cha in a Latin Social Dance Workshop led by Ballet Hispánico Teaching Artist Yvonne Gutierrez. This outdoor workshop is designed for the whole family with basic movements that everyone can enjoy and follow. Participants are welcome to bring their own partner, dance solo or in a group, or dance with someone new! Learn the steps and reconnect with your loved ones and the essence of New York City through the joy of dance and Latinx cultures.
"Ballet Hispánico's Community Arts Partnerships is excited to welcome audiences to live events once again!" said Natalia Mesa, Community Engagement Director, Ballet Hispánico. "We are ready to feel the throb of dancing, sway with our Latin rhythms, and share the richness of our cultures with each other."
About Ballet Hispánico
For fifty years Ballet Hispánico has been the leading voice intersecting artistic excellence and advocacy and is 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 Latino 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.