Ballet Hispánico | Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore

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Ballet Hispánico

Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 8:00 pm

In an evening of works that span Latinx cultures, the Ballet Hispánico Company kicks off their 50th Anniversary tour with an eclectic fusion of contemporary and Latin dance forms creating the space for a cultural dialogue and an immersive arts experience.

Led by Artistic Director and acclaimed choreographer Eduardo Vilaro, whose vision of social equity, cultural identity and quality arts education for all drives its programs, Ballet Hispánico brings individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore the Hispanic culture and experience through dance. This year's program features these diverse repertory performances:

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.

Nací -- Drawing from the duality of her Spanish and Jewish-American background, choreographer Andrea Miller employs her distinctive movement style to investigate the Sephardic culture of Spain, with its Moorish influence and profound sense of community, despite hardship. Searching for a sense of home in the uprooted ghost towns of memory and the streets of her families’ countries, Miller draws music from composers and cultures that share a remembrance of lost and found homelands.

18+1 -- A celebration of Gustavo Ramírez Sansanoʼs 19 years as a choreographer and the vulnerability, care, and hope that comes with each artistic endeavor. In a display of subtle humor and electric choreography, the movement merges with the playful rhythms found in Pérez Pradoʼs mambo music as Sansano draws from his history and memory to take a joyous look at the past, present, and coming future.

“A group of powerful dancers from multinational backgrounds, bound together by intense focus and distinctive clarity.” – LA Times

The opening number will include performances by Towson University Community Dance Pre-Collegiate teen dancers and Freshman Dance Majors.

The 7th Annual Take a Leap Baltimore County Dance Celebration is presented by the Baltimore County Commission on Arts & Sciences in partnership with the Gordon Center for Performing Arts and the Baltimore region’s dance community.