Noche de Oro - Ballet Hispánico's Touring Repertory

Noche de Oro, or “the golden night,” is a program dedicated to the Company’s 50 year legacy of elevating Latinx choreographers.

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Ballet Hispánico in 18+1 Choreographed by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano (2020) by Christopher DugganBallet Hispánico

The Company is back on tour this season for the first time since 2019 presenting the Noche de Oro program including Arabesque by Vicente Nebrada, Tiburones by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and 18+1 by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano.

Ballet Hispánico Company in Arabesque (1988) by Vicente NebradaBallet Hispánico

Arabesque by Vicente Nebrada

Arabesque is an elegant suite of dances set to the music of Spanish composer, Enrique Granados, with traces of Flamenco intertwined with lush balletic movement.

This work makes its return to the stage with Ballet Hispánico for the first time since 1988 and will be restaged by former Company member, Nancy Turano.

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa in Rehearsal with Ballet Hispánico (2019) by Paula LoboBallet Hispánico

Tiburones by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Artistic Director & CEO, Eduardo Vilaro has always encouraged choreographer, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa to explore her “Latina-ness” in her work. Conversations between the two about tropes of Latinx representation in movies and theater sparked the idea for Tiburones.

Ballet Hispánico in Tiburones choreographed by Annabelle Lopz Ochoa (2019) by Paula LoboBallet Hispánico

Tiburones addresses the stereotypes placed upon Latinx culture and the power the media has in portraying these themes by diminishing the voices of Latinx artists. The work seeks to deconstruct gender roles and identity and reclaim a more authentic perspective.

Ballet Hispánico performs Tiburones choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Christopher Duggan, 2021-07, From the collection of: Ballet Hispánico
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Ballet Hispánico in Tiburones choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Christopher Duggan, 2021-07, From the collection of: Ballet Hispánico
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Ballet Hispánico in Tiburones choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Christopher Duggan, 2021-07, From the collection of: Ballet Hispánico
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The work premiered at the Apollo Theater in November 2019 and has since been performed at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and Lincoln Center’s BAAND Together Dance Festival in 2021.

Ballet Hispánico's Shelby Colona in 18+1 (2020) by Christopher DugganBallet Hispánico

18+1 by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano

18+1 was created in 2012 as a way for choreographer, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, to celebrate his 19 years as a choreographer. Since being added to BH’s repertory in 2019, 18+1 has quickly become “a Company favorite” (The Boston Globe).

18+1 is an abstract mix of electric movement set to Pérez Prado’s infectious mambo music. With choreography so drastically different from the typical steps that accompany mambo music, Sansano highlights the versatility and depth of today’s contemporary Latinx dance.

Ballet Hispánico in 18+1 (2021-07) by Christopher DugganBallet Hispánico

Excerpts of the work have been shown in Ballet Hispánico’s 50th Celebration and in New York City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival and now in its entirety at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and Lincoln Center’s BAAND Together Dance Festival.

Join Ballet Hispánico on Tour!

Come see these three astounding works as part of Ballet Hispánico’s Noche de Oro program touring in 2021-2022. For upcoming performances and tickets, visit ballethispanico.org.

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