Ballet Hispánico B Unidos Instagram Video Series In Celebration 50th Anniversary Celebration, 2020

Motivational Mondays

Ballet Hispánico continues 50th Anniversary Celebration with B Unidos, its new Instagram video series. The series features a series of videos posted each weekday, created by the three arms of the Ballet Hispánico: the professional company, the School of Dance, and Community Arts Partnership (CAP) and featuring the hashtag #BUnidos at www.instagram.com/ballethispanico/.

Each weekday at 3pm ET, the company releases a new video generated by the dancers, teachers and administrators with the goal of serving as class, exercise, and inspiration: Motivational Mondays (inspirational messages), Take Action Tuesdays (technique tips for young dancers), Wepa Wednesdays (explorations of the many varied styles of Latin Dance), Therapeutic Thursdays (focus on conditioning, health and wellness, stretching), and Flashback Fridays (retrospective looks at past 50 years from Ballet Hispánico’s archives).

Antonio Cangiano and Shelby Colona Photo by Rachel Neville

Antonio Cangiano and Shelby Colona. Photo by Rachel Neville.

The Joyce Theatre, now temporarily closed, had scheduled in April the Ballet Hispánico’s New York premiere of 18+1 by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, Tiburones by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Jardi Tancat by Nacho Duato and New Sleep duet by William Forsythe.

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Antonio Cangiano. Photo by Rachel Neville

Jardi Tancat - Photo by Paula Lobo Web

Jardi Tancat. Photo by Paula Lobo Web

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Lyvan Verdecia. Photo by Rachel Neville

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Melissa Verdecia. Photo by Rachel Neville

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Shelby Colona. Photo by Rachel Neville

“As a community of dancers, artists, and human beings, we are all in this together. We will persevere through this challenging time and we hope that these videos provide a coping outlet, for you, for our followers and the community overall,” said Eduardo Vilaro, artistic director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico. “Now more than ever, it is important to band together in support of the arts. The personal and professional challenges that we have already endured and will continue to face over the next few weeks or months are significant. What we can take from this time of cancellations, uncertainty and social distancing is a chance to use our creativity to connect with the community on a new level. Social distancing does not mean emotional distancing. Ballet Hispánico was founded upon and has always believed in the importance of reaching and servicing our community through dance and culture. As this pandemic occurs during our 50th Anniversary, it provides us with an opportunity to reflect on how far we have come, get back to our roots by reaching out to community near and far, and look forward to what is ahead.”

Images courtesy Ballet Hispánico.