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Fridays at Noon / In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

Pino-Latino: The Intersection of the Latino and Asian Cultures

Bennyroyce Royon / Annabelle Lopez Ochoa / Ballet Hispánico
Pino-Latino: The Intersection of the Latino and Asian Cultures
Photo credit: Kuo-Heng Huang

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Ballet Hispánico offers a glimpse of two works that will be presented at The Joyce Theater in spring 2019: Homebound/Alaala by Filipino-American choreographer Bennyroyce Royon and Sombrerísimo by Belgo-Colombian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.

Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s premier Latino dance organization, has shared the diversity and vibrancy of Latino cultures for nearly 50 years.

In his new work for Ballet Hispánico, Homebound/Alaala, Filipino-American choreographer Bennyroyce Royon examines the intersection of the Latino and Asian cultures, the spirit of communal unity (bayanihan), the resilience of women in our society, the perseverance to overcome hardship, and the quiescence of arriving home. At the conclusion of the performance, Bennyroyce describes and investigates the creation of his new work.

Also, on the program is Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s absorbing exploration of identity, Sombrerísimo, which refers to the surrealist world of the Belgian painter René Magritte, famous for his paintings of men in bowler hats. Commissioned by New York City Center for the 10th anniversary of the Fall for Dance Festival, this explosive and fast-spaced work features intricate partnering, full physicality, and a touch of hip-churning flamenco for six dancers.

Discussion moderated by John-Mario Sevilla, Director of the Harkness Dance Center, with Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director of Ballet Hispánico, choreographer Bennyroyce Royon, and the Ballet Hispánico dancers.

$15 in advance / $25, 2-hours prior to performance

Program is subject to change.

Ballet Hispánico

Ballet Hispánico, the premier Latino dance organization in the United States, brings individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance …

Bennyroyce Royon

Bennyroyce Royon is a Filipino-American director, choreographer and dancer based in Brooklyn, NY …

John-Mario Sevilla

John-Mario Sevilla hails from Maui. From 1998 to 2007, he was the Manager of School Programs and Director of Education at New York City Ballet, where he managed the Company’s curricular residencies …

Eduardo Vilaro

Eduardo Vilaro, a first-generation Cuban-American, began as artistic director of Ballet Hispánico in August of 2009, becoming only the second person to head the company since it was founded in 1970 …

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

The Colombian-Belgian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa completed her dance education at the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp, Belgium …

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