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Ballet Hispánico Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month: Antojito

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 7:00PM

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  • Sep 2019

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Ballet Hispánico Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month: Antojito

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 7:00PM

New York, NY , United States of America




Ballet
Hispánico
will
celebrate
Hispanic
Heritage Month
with
free events and performances, a preview of the company's New York
Season and more, with an
Antojito,
a Latinx Leadership Convening,
Diálogos,
and
the 3
rdAnnual
A
La Calle
Block
party.

 

"We
celebrate our Latinidad on a daily basis, but it is vital that we
come together during this month to celebrate the strength of our
voices and the impact of our cultural and artistic contributions on
our nation," said Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director & CEO of
Ballet Hispánico.

  • The
    celebration begins with the 
    School
    of Dance Open House
     from
    September 9-12, 2019 including an orientation to welcome new and
    returning students and free trial classes for those interested in
    trying a new class. The 
    Ballet
    Hispánico
     School
    of Dance
     empowers
    students by offering a holistic approach to movement discovery,
    including pre-professional training and classes for the novice
    dancer. The School also offers drop-in classes and workshops that
    provide cultural enrichment and the joy of dance to everyone.
    Further details are available at 
    ballethispanico.org/classes.

  • On Thursday,
    September 12 
    at
    7:00pm Ballet Hispánico will host an 
    Antojito,
    an intimate sneak peek of newly created work, featuring a preview
    of 
    Tiburones,
    a new work by Annabella Lopez Ochoa about the street gang The
    Sharks, made famous by the musical 
    West
    Side Story
    .
    The full performance will take place at the Apollo on November
    22-23, 2019. 
    Attendance
    at this event is by invitation only.

  • On Thursday,
    September 26, Ballet Hispánico 
    will
    host the first 
    Latinx
    Dance Leadership Convening 
    from
    9:00am-5:30pm.Ballet Hispánico and Miami City Ballet will convene a
    group of Latinx dance leaders to confer, discuss and find ways of
    working together to create more visibility of our cultural
    contributions and new ways of assuring diversity in our
    field. 
    Attendance
    at this event is by invitation only.

  • On Thursday,
    September 26 
    from
    6:30-8:30pm, 
    Ballet
    Hispánico
     and Dance/NYC will
    cohost 
    Diálogos:
    Art, Social Justice, and Latinx Dance Workers in the NYC Dance
    Ecology
    This
    installation of 
    Diálogos will
    feature curated guest speakers and artists including Ana Maria
    Correa from Miami City Ballet and Chris Núñez from Dance/NYC among
    others. Participants will have the opportunity to join in on a
    long-table discussion exploring the interconnections of the arts,
    social justice, and Latino cultures. 
    This
    event is free and open to the public.

  • Ballet
    Hispánico's 3
    rd Annual A
    La Calle
     Block
    Party 
    will
    take place on
    Sunday,
    September 29 
    from
    noon-4:00pm.Ballet Hispánico will take over West 89
    th Street
    (between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues), its home for 50 years, for
    a four-hour celebration of Latinx unity, dance, music, art,
    food and community.The event will include free performances by the
    internationally renowned Company and prestigious School of Dance and
    Community Arts Partnerships students, as well as live music, free
    dance classes for all ages, children's activities, and raffles.
    The 
    A
    La Calle 
    Block
    Party is sponsored by Popular Bank, Nielson, AARP, and Wells
    Fargo. 
    This
    event is free and open to the public
    .

 

About
Ballet Hispánico

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.

Eduardo
Vilaro
 (Artistic
Director & CEO) joined Ballet Hispánico as Artistic Director in
August 2009, becoming only the second person to head the company
since it was founded in 1970. In 2015, Mr. Vilaro took on the
additional role of Chief Executive Officer of Ballet Hispánico. He
has been part of the Ballet Hispánico family since 1985 as a dancer
and educator, after which he began a ten-year record of achievement
as founder and Artistic Director of Luna Negra Dance Theater in
Chicago. Mr. Vilaro has infused Ballet Hispánico's legacy with a
bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance that reflects America's
changing cultural landscape. Born in Cuba and raised in New York from
the age of six, he is a frequent speaker on the merits of cultural
diversity and dance education. Mr. Vilaro was inducted into the Bronx
Walk of Fame in 2016 and was awarded 
HOMBRE
Magazine's
 2017
Arts & Culture Trailblazer of the Year. In 2019, Mr. Vilaro was
the recipient of the 
West
Side Spirit's
 WESTY
Award, was honored by WNET for his contributions to the arts, and
most recently, was the recipient of the James W. Dodge Foreign
Language Advocate Award. 

 

Major
funding for Ballet Hispánico programming is provided by The Arnhold
Foundation, The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Ford
Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, The Jerome L. Greene
Foundation, The Francis Lear Foundation, The MetLife Foundation, The
SHS Foundation, and The Shubert Foundation.

 

Programming
is also made possible by public funds from the New York City
Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council,
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor
Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by the
National Endowment for the Arts.

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