Ballet Hispanico to Premiere SOMBRERISIMO at Fall for Dance Festival, 9/30-10/1
Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, will perform in Program 3 of the 10th Anniversary Season of Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center on Monday, September 30 and Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 8pm. Tickets are $15 and will go on sale on September 8, 2013 at 11am. Tickets can be purchased online at www.NYCityCenter.org, by calling CityTix at 212.581.1212, or at the City Center Box Office. New York City Center is located at 131 West 55th Street, NYC.
Ballet Hispanico will present the World Premiere of Sombrerísimo, choreographed by Belgian-Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and commissioned especially for Fall for Dance. The work is an athletic tour de force for six men full of rhythmic agility and stylistic flair.
Sombrerísimo is the fifth work of Ms. Lopez Ochoa's to be performed by Ballet Hispanico under the artistic direction of Eduardo Vilaro, and the second to be commissioned for the Company. Ms. Lopez Ochoa's previous works with Ballet Hispanico are Before After, Locked Up Laura, Mad'moiselle (commissioned for Ballet Hispanico) and Nube Blanco.
"We are thrilled to participate in Fall for Dance this year and to perform one of three new works commissioned by City Center," said Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico. "It is such a delight to partner with Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, who has agreed to set a brilliant new piece on our company. As a choreographer, she brings a unique sense of humor to dark and unusual topics for dance."
"We launched Fall for Dance nine years ago with the goal of introducing new audiences to dance and providing a highly visible showcase for artists, and it has succeeded beyond our wildest dreams," said New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler. "Since its inception, the Festival has presented 177 diverse companies and introduced more than 220,000 newcomers and dance enthusiasts to an eclectic mix of choreographers and performers. We are thrilled to add three new commissioned works this year from today's most exciting choreographers, including Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, with her new piece for Ballet Hispanico."