Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation’s leading Latino dance organization since 1970, returns to The Joyce Theater from April 15-27, 2014 with 15 performances featuring four dynamic programs. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now.
The extraordinary lineup of works, curated by Eduardo Vilaro in his fourth year as Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico, features El Beso, a stunning world premiere by Spanish native Gustavo Ramírez Sansano with original costumes by internationally renowned fashion designer Angel Sanchez. Other highlights include three Joyce premieres: Sombrerísimo, Belgo-Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s athletic tour de force for six male dancers; Umbral, Edgar Zendejas’s seductive interpretation of the beloved Mexican celebration “Día de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead); and Eduardo Vilaro’s Hogar, a moving meditation on immigrant identity and the meaning of home set to live music by masterful Russian composer Ljova (Program B only). Nacho Duato’s masterwork Jardi Tancat, the Joyce premiere of Edwaard Liang's lush duet A Verme, and repertory favorites from Vilaro and Lopez Ochoa round out the colorful season.
Umbral, Sombrerísimo, El Beso
Tue 4/15, Wed 4/16 at 7:30pm; Thu 4/17, Fri 4/18, Sat 4/19 at 8pm; Sun 4/20 at 7:30pm
Mad'moiselle, Hogar with live music by Ljova and the Pinky Swear Brigade, El Beso
Tue 4/22, Wed 4/23 at 7:30pm; Thu 4/24, Fri 4/25, Sat 4/26 at 8pm
Jardi Tancat, Sombrerísimo, Asuka
Sat 4/19, Sun 4/20*, Sat 4/26 at 2pm
*Show on 4/20 includes post-performance Q&A with Ballet Hispanico Artistic Director and dancers
Program D *Specially programmed to celebrate retiring Ballet Hispanico dancer Vanessa Valecillos
Jardi Tancat, A Verme, Sombrerísimo, Mad'moiselle
Sun 4/27 at 2pm
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street), NYC
April 15-27, 2014
Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm & 7:30pm
(Evening performance on Sunday, April 20 only.)
Tickets start at $10 and are available for purchase in person at the Joyce Theater Box Office, by phone at (212) 242-0800, or online at joyce.org. Ticket prices are subject to change.