SC Times: Ballet Hispánico brings dance, culture to Central Minnesota
By Sarah Colburn
8 October 2019
The world-renowned dance company Ballet Hispánico is coming to Central Minnesota for a residency, presenting a full week of classes, workshops, a social dance and a formal performance.
“They’re out of this world and out of our usual reach,” said Tanya Gertz, executive director of fine arts programming for the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University. “We’re only able to do this because of the Minnesota State Arts Board and our local funders.”
The company focuses not only on its Latino/Latina roots, but also its female choreographers. For this local performance the company is presenting pieces choreographed solely by women.
“We started doing an all-female program four years ago… We had a lack of female voices in (dance) leadership roles and choreography,” said Eduardo Vilaro, artistic director and CEO.
The program features an older work by Michelle Manzanales as well as the premiere of a new work by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa titled “Tiburones.”
Read the full article in the SC Times.
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