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Ballet Hispánico at the Vail Dance Festival – August 2018

Foto: Marius Fiskum / Nordlysfestivalen

Ballet Hispanico, the nation’s premier Latino dance organization, brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to the Vail Dance Festival for the first time in August 2018.
“We are thrilled to be part of this renowned festival that is meeting the need for diversity head-on with its innovative pairings of artists of all genres,” said Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro.
“Ballet Hispánico has been a trail-blazing force in so many ways,” said Vail Dance Festival Artistic Director Damian Woetzel. “I am so pleased to have this wonderful opportunity to feature the company at the Festival in several performances which share different aspects of their unique power as an American dance treasure.”
The Company will be a part of four unique programs:
NOW: PremieresAugust 6, 2018 at 7:30pm, Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
A collection of new pieces commissioned by the Festival from some of today’s most renowned and emerging choreographers will be performed by ballet, modern, and contemporary dance artists. The evening will include a new work by emerging ballet choreographer Claudia Schreier, who has set the piece on Chris Bloom and Dandara Veiga from Ballet Hispánico.
Dance for $20.18August 7, 2018 at 7:30pm, Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
A mixed-bill evening for everyone with guest artists from the 2018 Vail Dance Festival, including Eduardo Vilaro’s Danzón, which The New York Times called a “crowd pleaser.” Initially evolved from Haitian contradance, the danzón has been called the official dance of Cuba. Mr. Vilaro has taken this traditional and quintessentially Cuban dance form and reinvented it with contemporary language to construct a joyous celebration of music and movement.
Dancing in the ParkAugust 8, 2018 at 5:30pm, Avon Performance Pavilion
Ballet Hispánico presents its family-friendly En Familia performance to the extraordinary stage of the Avon Performance Pavilion at Nottingham Park. The Company will present excerpts from their repertory in an exploration and celebration of the diversity of Latino cultures through the dialogue of dance. Children from Celebrate The Beat’s Pop Hop Camp will also perform.
 
Ballet Hispanico, August 9, 2018 at 6:30pm, Vilar Performing Arts Center
The evening’s program will feature Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s CARMEN.maquia.An exhilarating contemporary take on Bizet’s beloved composition that Dance Magazine called “divinely elegant,” the piece was recently featured on PBS’ Lincoln Center at the Movies. The physically charged and sensual choreography fuses contemporary dance with nods to the Spanish paso doble and flamenco.
For tickets and more information, visit www.vaildance.org .
MetLife Foundation is the Official Tour Sponsor of Ballet Hispánico.
Major funding for Ballet Hispánico programming is provided by The Arnhold Foundation, The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The Howard Gilman Foundation, The Hearst Foundations, The Francis Lear Foundation, The SHS Foundation, and The Shubert Foundation.
Programming is made possible by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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