The lineup is: Ronald K. Brown's Espiritu Vivo (2012) which "...explores the intersection of the African and Latino diasporas in the Caribbean and Latin America. Incorporating narrative, tradition, and dance forms from these regions, the work explores the stages of grief after tragedy, leading to the final step of hope for the future;" Ramon Oller's Bury Me Standing (1998) "... inspired by the unique culture of the Gypsy or "Roma" people; and Michelle Manzanales' Con Brazos Abiertos (2017)"...an exploration of iconic Mexican symbols that she was reluctant to embrace as a Mexican-American child growing up in Texas," according to the release. The performances are sponsored by support from Goya Foods.
There will be a post-performance artist talkback with Ron Brown and Michelle Manzanales moderated by Eduardo Vilaro, Ballet Hispánico's Artistic Director & CEO. The discussion will focus on creating culturally specific dance work.
Additional programs at the Apollo will include special Ballet Hispánico Performances for Young People / Apollo School Day Live shows of mixed repertory for schoolchildren. Ballet Hispánico's Performances for Young People (PYP) are interactive 50-minute productions that delight students with a guided exploration of Latin American dance forms and music. Apollo School Day Live provides new generations of theater-goers with exciting opportunities to learn about the arts, history and culture.
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