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Ballet Hispánico (NYC)

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Join the Rotaract club on Friday, November 22, for a powerful performance at the iconic Apollo Theater. Ballet Hispánico will challenge stereotypes and lift up the voices of Latinx women through dance.

Ballet Hispánico was founded by Puerto Rican and Mexican American dancer and choreographer Tina Ramirez in an effort to foster dances reflecting the unique experiences of Hispanic and Latinx Americans. They’ve toured throughout the US, Europe, and South America, and now they’ll be at the Apollo Theater!

Join Rotaract for their performance of “Power of the Latina Voice.” It will feature an evening of works that deconstruct stereotypes and delve into cultural identity, highlighting the choreographic stylings of three leading women voices in dance. Please register in order to attend this event. There is limited space available!

Friday, November 22, 2019
8:00 p.m. 
10:00 p.m.
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027

Featured artists include:

  • >> Annabelle Lopez Ochoa: performing the world premiere of “Tiburones,” she will address the discrimination and stereotypes placed upon Latinx culture and the power the media has in appropriating these themes by diminishing the voices of Latinx artists.
  • >> Andrea Miller: drawing from the duality of her Spanish and Jewish-American background, Miller investigates the Sephardic culture of Spain in this restaging of “Nací.” 
  • >> Michelle Manzanales: taking a fun and frank look at life caught between two cultures, “Con Brazos Abiertos” provides an authentic voice to the immigrant experience through the perspective of its choreographer, Manzanales.