A renowned Latinx dance organisation and one of the USA’s Cultural Treasures, Ballet Hispánico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latinx cultures through innovative dance performance. An evening of works to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary an eclectic fusion of contemporary and Latin dance forms creating the space for a cultural dialogue and an immersive arts experience.
Founded in 1970 by Tina Ramirez and led by artistic director and acclaimed choreographer Eduardo Vilaro since 2009. Ballet Hispánico’s vision of social equity, cultural identity and quality arts education drives this diverse and exciting repertory.
In Tiburones, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa addresses the discrimination and stereotypes placed upon Latinx culture and the power the media has in portraying these themes by diminishing the voices of Latinx artists. Ochoa will deconstruct gender roles and identity to revitalize an authentic perspective of Puerto Rican icons appropriated within the entertainment industry.
CON BRAZOS ABIERTOSMichelle Manzanales explores with humility, nostalgia and humour the iconic Mexican symbols that she was reluctant to embrace as a Mexican-American child growing up in Texas. Intertwining folkloric details with a distinctly contemporary voice in dance, set to music that ranges from Julio Iglesias to rock en Español, Con Brazos Abiertos is a fun and frank look at a life caught between two cultures.
A celebration of Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s 19 years as a choreographer and the vulnerability, care, and hope that comes with each artistic endeavour. In a display of subtle humour and electric choreography, the movement merges with the playful rhythms found in Pérez Prado’s mambo music as Sansano draws from his history and memory to take a joyous look at the past, present, and coming future.