Ballet Hispanico


Be delighted by fourteen of “the most technically accomplished and musical dancers you’ll find in the contemporary sphere” (The Washington Post) as they take the Joyce stage. Featured in Programs A and B is El Beso, a stunning world premiere by Spanish native Gustavo Ramírez Sansano with original costumes by Venezuelan fashion designer Angel Sanchez. Other highlights include three Joyce premieres: Sombrerísimo, Belgo-Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s athletic tour de force for six male dancers; Umbral, Edgar Zendejas’s seductive interpretation of the beloved Mexican celebration “Día de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead); and Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro’s Hogar, a moving meditation on immigrant identity and the meaning of home set to live music by masterful Russian composer Ljova (Program B only).  Nacho Duato’s masterwork Jardi Tancat, the Joyce premiere of Edwaard Liang’s lush duet A Verme, and repertory favorites from Vilaro and Lopez Ochoa round out the colorful season.

Please Note: Umbral contains partial nudity.

Program A: Apr 15 & 16 at 7:30pm; Apr 17-19 at 8pm; Apr 20 at 7:30pm
Umbral, Sombrerísimo, El Beso
Program B: Apr 22 & 23 at 7:30pm; Apr 24-26 at 8pm
Mad’moiselle, Hogar with live music by Ljova and the Pinky Swear Brigade, El Beso
Program C: Apr 19, 20* & 26 at 2pm
Jardi Tancat, Sombrerísimo, Asuka *includes post-performance Q&A with Ballet Hispanico Artistic Director and dancers
Program D: Apr 27 at 2pm**
Jardi Tancat, A Verme, Sombrerísimo, Mad’moiselle **Specially programmed to celebrate retiring Ballet Hispanico dancer Vanessa Valecillos.
Performances are subject to change.