Friday | October 4 | 7:30pm
Page Theatre | Saint Mary’s University
Ballet Hispánico, America’s leading Latino dance organization, has been bringing individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance for nearly 50 years. Whether dancing on stage, in school, or in the street, Ballet Hispánico creates a space where few institutions are breaking ground.
The organization’s founder, National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramirez, sought to give voice to the Hispanic experience and break through stereotypes. Today, Ballet Hispánico is led by Eduardo Vilaro, an acclaimed choreographer and former member of the Company, whose vision of social equity, cultural identity and quality arts education for all drives its programs. Ballet Hispánico, a role model in and for the Latino community, is inspiring creativity and social awareness in our neighborhoods and across the country by providing access to arts education.
“Ballet Hispánico…is a sort of Latino counterpart to Alvin Ailey: a group that draws on and celebrates an ethnic tradition, but is not limited by it. Dazzlingly varied and spectacularly executed, the opening performance was a pleasure from beginning to end.” — The Boston Globe
“The Ballet Hispánico dancers are, quite simply, stellar in both their stylistic malleability and their ability to create characters…[they’re] gorgeous to look at and thrilling to watch – highly individualistic performers who can shift easily from ballet and modern to a whole range of Latin styles.” — Chicago Sun Times
The Performance Center at Saint Mary’s University is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit: riverartsalliance.org/JOIN.