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Ballet Hispánico presents Diálogos: Colorism: The Afro-Latina Identity

August 20, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

New York, NY – Ballet Hispánico, America’s leading Latino dance organization known for “piercing stereotypes” (The New York Times), presents Diálogos: Colorism: The Afro-Latina Identity, on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 6:30pm ET at www.facebook.com/ballethispanico.

Diálogos is Ballet Hispánico’s conversation series that explores the interconnections of the arts, social justice, and Latino cultures. Ballet Hispánico is providing a platform for Dancers to have a candid peer to peer conversation on Colorism: The Afro-Latina Identity. The evening’s panel featuring influential Aftro-Latina dancers from Alvin Ailey, Dance Theatre of Harlem and Ballet Hispánico. The discussion, the first in the series Dancers Conversations, unpack and unleash what identity and colorism means to them, the challenges they have faced, available resources, and ways to educate others. Dancers coming together with a purpose.

This installation of Diálogos will be moderated by Ballet Hispánico Company dancer, Lenai Wilkerson, who will be joined by a panel of fellow professional dancers to discuss colorism in the field of dance. Panelists include Linda Celeste Sims, Dancer, Teacher, Ballet Hispánico Alumni; Ingrid Silva, Dancer, Dance Theatre of Harlem; Belén Indhira Pereyra, Dancer, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; and Gabrielle Sprauve, Dancer, Ballet Hispánico. To RSVP for the free event, register at www.eventbrite.com/e/dialogos-colorism-the-afro-latina-identity-tickets-117391720797.

A recording of Diálogos: Colorism: The Afro Latina Identity will also be posted to the Ballet Hispánico YouTube channel and website within 24 hours of the livestream on Facebook.

For more information, visit https://www.ballethispanico.org/community/the-arnhold-center/dialogos.

About Ballet Hispánico
Ballet Hispánico, America’s leading Latino dance organization, has been bringing people together to celebrate the joy and diversity of Latino cultures for 50 years. Over the past five decades, Ballet Hispánico’s mission-driven ethos has been a catalyst of change for communities throughout our nation. By bringing the richness of the Latinx culture to the forefront of performance, education and social advocacy, Ballet Hispánico is a cultural ambassador. The organization’s founder, National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramirez, sought to give voice to the Hispanic experience and break through stereotypes. Today, Ballet Hispánico is led by Eduardo Vilaro, an acclaimed choreographer and former member of the Company whose artistic vision responds to the need for social equity, cultural identity, and quality arts education for all. Ballet Hispánico has been, and will continue to be, a beacon for diversity. The art we create explores and celebrates the culture without the trappings of stereotypes. We foster the pursuit of art as a way of providing transformation through the exploration of the human condition. Our art often defies gravity, acting as a frontline against cultural division by releasing preconceived notions of culture and instead offering our audiences new perspectives.


August 20, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM