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Ballet Hispánico Joins New York City Center’s "Your Community Day Make. Move. Create."

Ballet Hispánico Joins New York City Center’s "Your Community Day Make. Move. Create."


Ballet Hispánico


New York City Center
130 W 55th Street


Saturday, April 13, 2024 - 10:00am



Ballet Hispánico

Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s largest Latine/x/Hispanic cultural organization and one of America’s Cultural Treasures, is thrilled to be a part of the New York City Center’s new free event Your Community Day, an all ages event and part of the 80th Season at the Center of the Arts (Stage Door Entrance, 130 West 56th Street). Starting at 10am (through 3pm) on Saturday, April 13, attendees can take in a full slate of performances, workshops, and activities featuring Ballet Hispánico, Gaia Music Collective, Hurrikane, City Center Teaching Artists, Roger Rees Awards 2023 Finalists, and more! An expansion of City Center’s Education & Community Engagement initiatives, Your Community Day welcomes even more New Yorkers to experience the arts for free. To attend, RSVP at NYCityCenter/CommunityDay.com.

“Inviting all the members of our community to experience and be inspired by the performing arts is what City Center is all about,” said Tia Powell Harris, Vice President, Education & Community Engagement. “We are so excited to open our doors and welcome in Spring with a day of song, dance, and activities for everyone.”


“Expanding City Center’s Education & Community Engagement programs is crucial to fulfilling our founding mission as a theater for all the people of New York,” said Michael S. Rosenberg, President & CEO. “We are excited to strengthen our partnership with Ballet Hispánico and to establish new relationships with Gaia Music Collective and Hurrikane and provide even more opportunities for our community to experience the arts.”    



Start your morning by moving and grooving with the dancers of Ballet Hispánico’s Community Arts Partnerships. Take your entire family to the dance floor with games, props, and fun for all.



Sit back and enjoy the talents of featured members of the City Center Community with special performances by City Center’s Partner Schools, Roger Rees Awards 2023 Finalists, and a special guest artist. 



Spring into action and feel the beat with an interactive street dance performance and lesson led by dancer, choreographer, and teacher Alain “Hurrikane” Lauture (@hurrikane_alain).



Join Gaia Music Collective (@gaiamusiccollective) and your fellow New Yorkers and raise your voice in harmony. Learn and sing parts and harmonies for Bill Withers’s “Lean on Me,” while exploring the lyrics and meaning behind this powerful, timeless anthem, led by celebrated facilitating artist and Gaia founder Matt Goldstein.


New York City Center’s 80th Season at the Center of the Arts continues through June 23 with Nederlands Dans Theater (Apr 3 – 6), Dance Theatre of Harlem (Apr 11 – 14), Martha Graham Dance Company (Apr 17 – 20), Ballet Hispánico (Apr 25 – 28), Message In A Bottle (Apr 30 – May 12), and Encores! Titanic (Jun 11 – 23). Tickets for these mainstage engagements start at $45 (fees included) and can be purchased online at NYCityCenter.org, by calling 212.581.1212, or in person at the City Center Box Office. Access City Center Club is available to those 35 years of age and under and offers a limited number of $28 tickets (fees included) to City Center productions. For more information and to sign up, visit NYCityCenter.org/Access, New York City Center is located at 131 W 55th St between Sixth and Seventh avenues.


Ballet Hispánico is the largest Latine/x/Hispanic cultural organization in the United States and one of America's Cultural Treasures. Ballet Hispánico's three main programs, the Company, School of Dance, and Community Arts Partnerships, bring communities together to celebrate the multifaceted Hispanic diasporas. Ballet Hispánico's New York City headquarters provide the physical home and cultural heart for Latinx dance in the United States. It is a space that initiates new inclusive cultural conversations and explores the intersectionality of Latine cultures. The Ballet Hispánico mission opens a platform for new social dialogue, and nurtures and sees a community in its fullness. Through its exemplary artistry, distinguished training program, and deep-rooted community engagement, Ballet Hispánico champions and amplifies Latine voices in the field. For over fifty years Ballet Hispánico has provided a place of honor for the omitted, overlooked, and othered. As it looks to the future, Ballet Hispánico is pushing the culture forward on issues of dance and Latine creative expression.


Ballet Hispánico's Community Arts Partnerships engage and enrich communities

through innovative experiences in dance and culture.


Ballet Hispánico's Community Arts Partnerships program is supported, in part, by Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations and the Fund for the City of New York, The Hearst Foundations, Louise and Ardé Bulova Fund, Con Edison, Burke & Company, Goldie Anna Charitable Trust, The Bay and Paul Foundations, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation Inc., and by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. To contact Community Arts Partnerships, reach out to Natalia Mesa, Community Engagement Director, nmesa@ballethispanico.org.


NEW YORK CITY CENTER (Michael S. Rosenberg, President & CEO) has played a defining role in the cultural life of the city since 1943. The distinctive Neo-Moorish building was founded by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia as Manhattan’s first performing arts center with the mission of making the best in theater, dance, and music accessible to all audiences. This commitment continues today through celebrated dance and musical theater series like the Fall for Dance Festival and the Tony-honored Encores! series; the annual season by Principal Dance Company Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; and new dance series Artists at the Center. City Center welcomes audiences to experience internationally acclaimed artists including Kyle Abraham, Matthew Bourne, Ayodele Casel, Manhattan Theatre Club, Nederlands Dans Theater, and Twyla Tharp, on the same stage where legends made their mark. Dedicated to a culture built on the values of curiosity, collaboration, accessibility, and inclusivity, City Center’s dynamic programming, art exhibitions, and studio events are complemented by education and community engagement programs that bring the performing arts to thousands of New York City students, teachers, and families every year.NYCityCenter.org


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