November 16 @ 8:00 pm
America’s premier Latino dance organization for more than 45 years, Ballet Hispánico brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to Newlin Hall this season. The program will feature an all-Latina choreographed repertoire including: Michelle Manzanales’s “Con Brazos Abiertos,” an exploration of iconic Mexican symbols that Manzanales was reluctant to embrace as a Mexican-American child growing up in Texas; “Sombrerísimo” by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa which makes references to the surrealist world of the Belgian painter René Magritte, famous for his paintings of men in bowler hats; and “3. Catorce Dieciséis” by Tania Pérez-Salas, one of Mexico’s most noted contemporary choreographers explores the circularity of movement through life as embodied by the number Pi.
Friday, November 16
“The dancers’ classical training and fluid athleticism and the intriguing variety of choreographic perspectives were, to my mind, most welcome … It stretches the local audience’s comfort zone and (one hopes) palate, so they might become devotees of dance in all its forms.” – Carrie Seidman, Herald-Tribune