in collaboration with
THE APOLLO THEATER
The World Premiere of
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's Tiburones
A Restaging of Nací by Andrea Miller
Con Brazos Abiertos by Michelle Manzanales
November 22-23, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Ballet Hispanic the nation's first Latino dance organization, returns to the Apollo stage on Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm with a program that continues its commitment to staging by female, Latinx choreographers. Hispanic Ballet is sponsored by Goya. This performance at the Apollo is sponsored by Citi
In the World Premiere of Tiburones, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa Addresses the Discrimination and Stereotypes of Latinx Culture and the Power of the Media in Latin America. Ochoa will deconstruct gender roles and identity to an authentic perspective of Puerto Rican icons appropriate to the industry
In this restaging of Nací (2009), choreographer Andrea Miller draws from the multiplicity of her Spanish and Jewish-American backgrounds and employs her distinctive movement language to a new understanding of this remembrance of lost and found homelands.
Con Brazos Abiertos (2017) is a fun and frank look at life caught between two cultures. Michelle Manzanales uses iconic Mexican symbols that she was reluctant to embrace as a Mexican-American child growing up in Texas, to speak to the immigrant experience. Intertwining folkloric representations with humor and music that ranges from Julio Iglesias to Rock en Español, the work brings life to a Latino dilemma
“We are thrilled to the world premiere of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's Tiburones to the Apollo Theater. Ballet Hispánico is dedicated to providing programming that is accessible to all members of the world, abilities, and backgrounds, and we are grateful for this relationship with the Apollo, allowing us to increase the voices of Latinx and female artists, “said Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro.
“Our collaboration with Ballet Hispánico not only speaks to the importance of presenting such vital works in Harlem, but also speaks to the Apollo's mission of continuing to create a 21st century performing arts canon . We do not only commission and present a myriad of new multidisciplinary works, but also continue being a home for cultural innovators such as Ballet Hispánico, “said Kamilah Forbes, Apollo Theater Executive Producer.
” We are proud to Hispanic Torch, Director of Public Relations of GOYA Foods.
Tickets begin at http://www.apollotheater.org/event/ballet-hispanico-4/2019-11-22/.
For more information, visit ballethispanico.org.