Part of TPA’s 40th Anniversary Season
Presented in partnership with KUT-FM
Ballet Hispánico is one of America's cultural treasures and its leading Latinx dance organization. Founded in 1970 by National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramirez, Ballet Hispánico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latinx cultures through innovative dance performances, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences.
Last presented by Texas Performing Arts in 2002, the company returns to Austin as part of its 50th anniversary season. The program celebrates generations of renowned Latinx choreographers.
18+1 (2012), choregraphed by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, with music by Pérez Prado.
Batucada Fantástica (1983), choreographed by Vicente Nebrada, with music by Luciano Perrone.
Cada Noche… Tango (1988), choreographed by Graciela Daniele, with music by Astor Piazzolla.
New Sleep (1987), choreographed by William Forsythe, with music by Thom Willems. A first-time collaboration between the company and this renowned choreographer in honor of its founder, Tina Ramirez.
Tiburones (2019), choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, with music by Pérez Prado, Dizzy Gillespie, and The Funky Lowlives.
The versatile Ballet Hispánico dancers are exquisite.
– The Washington Post
Photo: Ballet Hispánico in Tiburones by Paula Lobo