America’s leading Latino dance organization brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to The Joyce Theater with the world premiere of El Viaje by Edwaard Liang, the world premiere of Homebound/Alaala by Bennyroyce Royon, and a restaging of Sombrerísimo by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.
Ballet Hispánico’s program features passionate and culturally relative works that explore the vast connections between the Latinx and Asian diasporas. Annabelle Lopez Ochoa offers an exploration of identity in her stirring Sombrerísimo. In two separate world premieres by Edwaard Liang and Bennyroyce Royon, the choreographers touch on historic issues that are particularly resonant today, including migration, immigration, journeying, and assimilation. In El Viaje, featuring classical music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Edwaard Liang presents an emotional and thought-provoking journey of the Chinese diaspora. In Homebound/Alaala, Filipino-American choreographer Bennyroyce Royon explores identity through the lens of Filipino culture and explores the intersection of Latino and Asian cultures.
“Immigration has enabled plethora of cultural diversity and this program is an example of our leadership role in embracing the diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality in culture. We continue our mission to expose the American experience of Latinx culture and encourage our audience to go beyond the surface of what they know.” — Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro
Images courtesy Ballet Hispánico.