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Ballet Hispanico

Ballet Hispanico perform two iconic works: "CARMEN.maquia," which is a modern take on Bizet's passionate opera; and "Club Havana," which is a virtuosic reimagining of a sizzling nightclub.

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Celebrating over 45 years of bringing individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures, Ballet Hispanico is the new expression of American contemporary dance. Led by Artistic Director and CEO Eduardo Vilaro, the Company has produced multifaceted performances that have featured master works by Nacho Duato, cutting-edge premieres by Cayetano Soto and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and live music collaborations with renowned artists such as Paquito D’Rivera and Ruben Blades.

"CARMEN.maquia" – like Bizet’s iconic opera about a passionate gypsy – is riveting from start to finish. The physically-charged and sensual choreography fuses contemporary dance with nods to the Spanish paso doble and flamenco. With a visual concept inspired by Picasso’s black-and-white palette, and movement that is full of elaborate partnering, "CARMEN.maquia" is a bold and electrifying reimagining of this fiery and tragic tale.

"Club Havana" is a portrait of the glamorous Havana of the 1950s during the heyday of Cuban music, dance and nightlife. The intoxicating rhythms of the conga, rumba, mambo and cha-cha are brought to life by choreographer Pedro Ruiz, a native of Cuba, in this re-imagined nightclub filled with the exhilarating sounds, colors and ambience of that golden era. 

Ballet Hispanico has performed for audiences totaling over three million, throughout 11 countries, and on three continents, and its impact is achieved through world-class productions, innovative education and dance training programs, and community engagement.

Ballet Hispanico

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Aired: 2017-09-15 12:00:00 0:30 Rating: TV-PG

Two seductive works from the nation’s celebrated Latin-American dance company.