Ben McKeown, courtesy of the American Dance Festival

Pictured: Gabrielle Sprauve by Erin Baiano

Pictured l - r: Hugo Pizano Orozco, Antonio Cangiano, Dylan Dias McIntyre, Omar Rivéra by Erin Baiano

Peace Center

Ballet Hispánico

Peace Concert Hall

October 2, 2023

Event Details

Program Details

Sor Juana
In this new work, Mexican American choreographer Michelle Manzanales explores the life and legacy of the iconic 17th-century Mexican feminist, poet, scholar, and nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Centuries after her death, Sor Juana’s story and integral voice in the feminist movement continue to inspire the world. This piece provides a glimpse into her life and connects us to the ongoing advocacy for women’s rights, and the rights of all who fight to live freely and safely as their authentic selves.

Club Havana
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.”

New Sleep
"Exceptionally oddball and inventive, coherently organized, viscerally compelling dance movement based on balletic axioms." - Alan M Kriegsman, The Washington Post

Linea Recta
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.