Join us on a guided journey through Latinx dance and culture! This interactive, fun-filled exploration features excerpts of the Ballet Hispánico repertoire narrated by their artistic leadership. Music, cultural connections, choreography insights, and history come together to deepen the students’ experience of dance. They are introduced to world-class choreographers and cultural contexts while learning about Latinx icons such as Celia Cruz and Tito Puente. The event includes a live dance session and a Q&A with trained teaching artists.
“We want every experience with Ballet Hispánico to be a transformative experience. It doesn’t matter where you come from. You should be able to look at Ballet Hispánico and say, ‘I see myself in that.’ ” —Ballet Hispánico Education Director
Ballet Hispánico: Danse Creole
Con Brazos Abiertos
(Student Matinee – Recommended for Grades 5-12)
Friday, Feb 24th, 10:30 am CT
In-person / Livestream
On-demand through March 3rd
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Doña María’s Story: Life History, Memory, and Political Identity
Ballet Hispánico: Doña Perón
Critically-acclaimed Doña Perón is an explosive portrait of Eva “Evita” Perón, one of the most recognizable and controversial women in Argentinian history. The illegitimate daughter of a wealthy landowner, Evita concealed this shameful past as she climbed the ranks from dancehall performer to Argentina’s First Lady. A voice for the people, or a deceitful actress? Latina choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa explores these diverging legacies while reclaiming the narrative of this iconic Latina figure in a “smashingly theatrical” (Chicago Sun-Times) evening-length work performed with exquisite live music.
Saturday, February 25th, 7:30 PM
84 Church Street SE