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Ballet Hispánico to perform at Paramount Theater

October 20, 2023

Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s largest Latinx cultural organization and one of America’s Cultural Treasures, announces a 2023-24 Season tour stop at Paramount Theater, 1008 Brown St, Peekskill, NY 10566, on Friday, October 20, 2023 at 8pm. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit https://paramounthudsonvalley.com/events/ballet-hispanico/.

Ballet Hispánico at Paramount Theater:
18+1 by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano (2012)
18+1 celebrates Gustavo’s 19 years as a choreographer and the vulnerability, care, and hope that comes with each artistic endeavor. In a display of subtle humor and electric choreography, the movement merges with the playful rhythms found in Pérez Prado’s mambo music. Sansano draws from his history and memory to take a joyous look at the past, present, and coming future.

Danse Creole by Geoffrey Holder (1976)
Geoffrey Holder’s work was inspired by the style and rhythms of Trinidadian dance and the influence of European colonization on the island.

Línea Recta (excerpt) by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (2016)
From one of today’s most sought-after choreographers comes a powerful and resonant work that explores an intriguing aspect of flamenco dance: the conspicuous absence of physical partnering. While maintaining the integrity and hallmark passion of the genre, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa imagines an original and explosive movement language premised upon the theme of partnership and performed to flamenco guitar by Eric Vaarzon Morel.

¡Si Señor! ¡Es Mi Son! by Alberto Alonso (1994)
Choreographer Alberto Alonso brings the spirit of Cuba to life. Elaborately costumed dancers make their way across the stage in a carnival style procession eventually breaking off in pairs, their movement intertwined with the Afro-Cuban rhythms of Gloria Estefan’s music from her album, Mi Tierra.

Club Havana by Pedro Ruiz (2000)
Latin dancing at its best. The intoxicating rhythms of the conga, rumba, mambo, and cha cha are brought to life by choreographer Pedro Ruiz, himself a native of Cuba, as he imagined his very own “Club Havana.”

About the Paramount Theater
The Paramount Theater has been designated a Westchester County Landmark and is on the New York state and National Registers of Historic Places. In 2006, a $1 Million grant from NY State, along with generous support from Entergy Corporation, allowed the theater to be restored to initial glory. Today, the Paramount Hudson Valley is managed and operated by the nonprofit Paramount Hudson Valley Arts 501(c)(3), with the goal of making this landmark theater a destination for the very best of live music and performing arts. Incorporated in 2013 as a 501(c)(3), not for profit arts organization, Paramount Hudson Valley Arts (PHVA)’s mission is to provide quality performing arts and arts education programs to the diverse and under-served community of Peekskill and northern Westchester County. Learn more at https://paramounthudsonvalley.com/.

About Ballet Hispánico
Ballet Hispánico is the largest Latinx/Latine/Hispanic cultural organization in the United States and one of America’s Cultural Treasures. Ballet Hispánico’s three main programs, the Company, School of Dance, and Community Arts Partnerships bring communities together to celebrate the multifaceted Hispanic diasporas. Ballet Hispánico’s New York City headquarters provide the physical home and cultural heart for Latinx dance in the United States. It is a space that initiates new inclusive cultural conversations and explores the intersectionality of Latine cultures. The Ballet Hispánico mission opens a platform for new social dialogue, and nurtures and sees a community in its fullness. Through its exemplary artistry, distinguished training program, and deep-rooted community engagement, Ballet Hispánico champions and amplifies Latine voices in the field. For over fifty years Ballet Hispánico has provided a place of honor for the omitted, overlooked, and othered. As it looks to the future, Ballet Hispánico is pushing the culture forward on issues of dance and Latine creative expression.


October 20, 2023


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