Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s renowned Latinx dance organization recognized as one of America’s Cultural Treasures, announces their 2023/24 season.
A packed year-long celebration of Artistic Director & CEO’s Eduardo Vilaro's 15th Season, the Company will offer a host of activities during Hispanic Heritage Month in September and October, kick-off a year-long tour of North America and present two NYC performances at New York City Center and The 92nd Street Y, New York in 2024. For more information, visit ballethispanico.org.
“As the largest Latinx dance organization in the country, our upcoming tour will take us to several beautiful locations and theaters - we can’t wait to get on the road and share our passion for Latinx cultures through dance,” said Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director & CEO. “We are also honored to participate in Hispanic Heritage Month and are delighted to join forces once again with 92NY – presenting some truly legendary pieces. I am especially looking forward to celebrating my 15th year as Artistic Director of Ballet Hispánico at our annual celebration at City Center.”
Touring in US, Canada and Mexico
Ballet Hispánico’s professional Company brings the beauty of dance and awareness of Latinx culture to our northern neighbors with touring starting in Canada in mid-September and continuing throughout October to Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Connecticut, the tri-state area and Mexico. For more information, visit ballethispanico.org/company/performances/tour.
Hispanic Heritage Month at Ballet Hispánico
- This year’s community celebration,
Celebración Latina, takes place on Sunday, October 15, 2023, from
1:00pm to 5:00pm. Family members of all ages are invited to join the
celebration on Ballet Hispánico Way at West 89th Street from
Amsterdam Avenue to the front door of Ballet Hispánico’s headquarters for live
music, dancing and food from local vendors on the street and, inside the
headquarters, for performances by the professional Company and students from
the School of Dance, free dance classes and so much more!
- Diálogos, Ballet Hispánico's signature conversation series exploring the interconnections of the arts, social justice and Latinx cultures, returns with Stonewall Diálogos: Creating Safe Spaces celebrating LGBTIQA+ Latinx heritage. This annual event will take place on Tuesday, September 19, at the Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher Street at 5:30pm.
Ballet Hispánico in NYC
- On February 21, 2024, celebrate the
150th-anniversary season of The 92nd Street Y, New York, with
a night of historic and new works from Ballet Hispánico, witnessing the
vibrancy and diversity of Latinx culture. Ballet Hispánico pays homage to the
catalyst that is 92NY for modern dance choreographers with
classic pieces like a re-staging of Talley Beatty’s electrifying Recuerdo
de Campo Amor, the flamenco-immersed Línea Recta by
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and the Latin social dance extravaganza Club
Havana by Pedro Ruiz. Talley Beatty, a historical figure in the
Black dance canon, was instrumental in the development of Ballet
Hispánico’s rich repertory in the 1970s and an artist in residence at
92NY. This unique collaboration between two iconic institutions, Ballet
Hispánico and The 92nd Street Y, New York, will be an unforgettable evening of
culture, passion and the celebration of dance.
- The Company returns to New York City Center from April 25 to 28, 2024, for the annual New York season. In honor of Eduardo Vilaro’s 15th season as Artistic Director of Ballet Hispánico, the program will feature the World Premiere of Buscando a Juan, Vilaro’s new work inspired by The Met’s exhibition Juan de Pareja, Afro-Hispanic Painter that explores sancocho, a mixed soup of cultures and diasporas; a restaging of Mad’moiselle, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s exploration of iconic male/female images and gender identity in Latin American cultures and her first major work under Vilaro’s tenure; and 18+1, Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s celebration of the vulnerability, care and hope that comes with each artistic endeavor. Tickets start at $35 and are available at https://www.nycitycenter.org/pdps/2023-2024/ballet-hispanico/#tickets.
About Ballet Hispánico
Ballet Hispánico is the largest Latinx/Latine/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 2023-24 WILL APPEAR AT THE FOLLOWING VENUES IN THE NEW JERSEY-NEW YORK AREA:
- Garde Arts Center, New London, Connecticut, October 6, 2023, at 8:00 pm | Tickets: $35-79
- Pollak Theatre at
Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey, October
14, 2023, at 8:00 pm | Tickets: $45-75
- Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill, New York, October 20, 2023, at 8:00 pm | Tickets: $45-70
- Staller Center Main Stage at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, October 21, 2023, at 8pm | Tickets: $41-52