Eduardo Vilaro News

30th Annual Bessie Award Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for Oct 20 at the Apollo
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), NYC's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, celebrates a milestone 30th anniversary this year. Today, the 36 nominees for the 2013-14 season were announced at a press conference by members of The Bessies Selection Committee. The nominations (listed below) were selected by an independent committee of 40 dance industry professionals. Produced in partnership with Dance/NYC, Bessie Award categories include Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Production, Outstanding Visual Design, Outstanding Music Composition or Sound Design and Outstanding Revival. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico to Perform SOMBRERISIMO as Part of Inaugural Victory Dance at The New Victory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Ballet Hispanico will perform audience favorite Sombrerisimo by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa from July 23-25 at Victory Dance, a pilot initiative of The New Victory Theater to provide free dance performances to New York City kids this summer. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico and BHdos to Perform in City Parks Foundation's SUMMERSTAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's premier Latino dance organization since 1970, will perform a dynamic trio of works at SummerStage at Central Park on Wednesday, July 16 at 8pm. The program for the evening will include Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro's Asuka, a special piece celebrating the life and music of Celia Cruz on the anniversary of her 2003 passing. Ms. Cruz last performed in Central Park's SummerStage in 2002. Ballet Hispanico's pre-professional second company, BHdos, will also participate in SummerStage with a performance at St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on Friday, July 11 at 7pm. Tickets for both shows are free. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico Coming to Durham Performing Arts Center, 6/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, will perform for the first time at the American Dance Festival at Durham Performing Arts Center on June 20-21 at 8pm, with a special Children's Matinee on June 21 at 1pm. Highlights of the program include Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro's Danzón, which melds Cuban rhythms with jazz improvisation, as well as Show.Girl., the highly anticipated latest creation by ADF audience favorite Rosie Herrera. Durham Performing Arts Center is located at 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC 27701. Tickets start at $10 and are available at http://www.dpacnc.com/events/detail/ballet-hispanico. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico to Bring Four Works to East Hampton's Guild Hall, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, will perform at Guild Hall on June 14, 2014 at 8pm. Highlights of the program include a Celia Cruz-inspired work by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro and Sortijas by dynamic and groundbreaking Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street East Hampton, NY 11937. Tickets are $20 ($18 members) for Orchestra & Balcony; $60 ($58 members) for Prime Orchestra and are available at by phone at (631) 324-4050or online at www.guildhall.org. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico Headed to Miami Under Artistic Leadership of Eduardo Vilaro, 6/6-7
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, makes its first visit to Miami under the artistic leadership of Eduardo Vilaro to perform at the Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County on June 6-7, 2014. Highlights of the program include the world premiere of Show.Girl. by Miami-based choreographer Rosie Herrera, live music by the GRAMMY winning Paquito D'Rivera Ensemble, and acclaimed works by Cuban-American Vilaro and Spanish native Cayetano Soto. The Arsht Center is located at 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL.Tickets are $30-90 and are available at 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico Selects Miguel Mancillas for Next Instituto Coreografico, 5/19-30
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, presents the latest installment of its choreographic institute, Instituto Coreográfíco,to be held May 19-30, 2014 at the company's headquarters at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC. This month's Instituto Coreográfico features Miguel Mancillas, Artistic Director of Antares Danza Contemporánea, who will be paired with a filmmaker as well as panelists Marnie Wood, Linda Kent, and Kevin Wynn. Instituto Coreográfico is made possible with leadership support from the Ford Foundation and Rockefeller Brothers Fund. (more...)

Junior Society of Ballet Hispanico Hosts DANCE INTO FASHION Today
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, will host its annual Junior Society benefit, Dance Into Fashion, at The Jane Ballroom today, May 8, 2014 at 8pm. The evening will showcase the creations of Venezuelan-born fashion designer Angel Sanchez as modeled by Ballet Hispanico company dancers in a unique presentation choreographed by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro. Mr. Sanchez's collaboration with Ballet Hispanico includes the design of original costumes for a new choreographic work premiering at the Company's New York Season at the Joyce Theater on April 15-27, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BALLET HISPANICO at The Joyce Is a Celebration of Dance
by Frances Steiner - Apr 22, 2014

Ballet Hispanico was founded in 1970 by Tina Ramirez in order to "explore, preserve, and celebrate Latino cultures through dance." Through its repertory of over 100 works, Ballet Hispanico attempts to represent the diversity of Latino culture. This range was fully evident during their Saturday matinee performance at the Joyce Theater. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BALLET HISPANICO Offers Contemporary Dance with a Latin Flavor at the Joyce
by Sondra Forsyth - Apr 18, 2014

Opening night of Ballet Hispanico's 2014 spring season at the Joyce on April 15th once again featured the fascinating fusion of Latin themes with contemporary movement that has become Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro's trademark during his four years at the helm. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico Plays Two-Week Season at The Joyce Theater, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, returns to The Joyce Theater from today, April 15-27, 2014 with 15 performances featuring four dynamic programs. (more...)

Junior Society of Ballet Hispanico to Host DANCE INTO FASHION, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, will host its annual Junior Society benefit, Dance Into Fashion, at The Jane Ballroom on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 8pm. The evening will showcase the creations of Venezuelan-born fashion designer Angel Sanchez as modeled by Ballet Hispanico company dancers in a unique presentation choreographed by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro. Mr. Sanchez's collaboration with Ballet Hispanico includes the design of original costumes for a new choreographic work premiering at the Company's New York Season at the Joyce Theater on April 15-27, 2014. (more...)

Junior Society of Ballet Hispanico to Present DANCE INTO FASHION, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, will host its annual Junior Society benefit, Dance Into Fashion, at The Jane Ballroom on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 8pm. The evening will showcase the creations of Venezuelan-born fashion designer Angel Sanchez as modeled by Ballet Hispanico company dancers in a unique presentation choreographed by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro. Mr. Sanchez's collaboration with Ballet Hispanico includes the design of original costumes for a new choreographic work premiering at the Company's New York Season at the Joyce Theater on April 15-27, 2014. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico 2014 Spring Gala to Honor the Ford Foundation, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

On Monday, April 7, 2014, Ballet Hispanico will honor the Ford Foundation with the Civic Inspiration Award at its annual Spring Gala in The Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom, 768 Fifth Avenue, NYC. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico to Play Two-Week Season at The Joyce Theater, 4/15-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, returns to The Joyce Theater from April 15-27, 2014 with 15 performances featuring four dynamic programs. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico Selects Rosie Herrera for Instituto Coreografico, Now thru 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, presents the latest installment of its choreographic institute, Instituto Coreografico, to be held January 21-29, 2014 at the company's headquarters at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico to Perform at Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 2/8-9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

Through the artistry of dance, Ballet Hispanico celebrates the dynamic aesthetics of Hispanic culture when the Company comes to the Goldstein Theater as part of the Kupferberg Presents 2013/2014 season on February 8 at 8:00 pm and February 9 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are on sale now! (more...)

Ballet Hispanico Returns to The Kennedy Center, 12/5-6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

Ballet Hispanico, long recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization, returns to The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on December 5-6, 2013 at 8pm. The Kennedy Center is located at 2700 F St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20566. Tickets are $22-60 and are available at 800-444-1324 or 202-467-4600 or www.kennedy-center.org. (more...)

BALLET HISPANICO Returns to The Apollo Theater With Three New Works and Live Music - Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2013

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, returns to the legendary Apollo Theater tonight, November 23, 2013 at 7:30pm, following last season's sold-out holiday performance. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico to Perform at Apollo Theater, 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, continues their Performances for Young People series with shows at 10am and 11:30am on Friday, November 22, 2013. Tickets are $8 and are available by contacting Siomara Bridges at (212) 362-6710 x17 or sbridges@ballethispanico.org. DOE Vouchers accepted (NYC Department of Education Vendor ID: BAL06500). The Apollo Theater is located at 253 W. 125th Street, NYC. (more...)

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