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Ballet Hispanico

Sortijas, Jardi Tancat, and Danzón

Thursday, November 7, 2013, 8 PM
At the Moss Arts Center, 190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
In the Street and Davis Performance Hall's Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre

$20-$30 general admission, $10 students with ID and children 18 and under

Ballet Hispanico’s innovative repertory fuses Latin dance with classical and contemporary techniques to create a new style in which theatricality and passion propel every move. The program demonstrates their diverse repertory by the foremost choreographers of our time. Sortijas (Rings), by choreographer Cayetano Soto, celebrates Latino tradition through the circular ties of family and friends that link communities across generations. Jardi Tancat (Enclosed Garden), by choreographer Nacho Duato, evokes the despairing yet hopeful prayer of Spaniards who wait for rain on their barren land. The company's newest work, Dia de los Muertos (working title), celebrates Mexican culture. Initially evolved from Haitian contradance, the Danzón has been called the official dance of Cuba. The company's Danzón is by choreographer and company artistic director Eduardo Vilaro, who will take part in a conversation with the audience immediately following the performance.

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  • BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE
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  • Noon-8 p.m.; Free
  • Visual arts exhibitions open
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  • 7:00-7:45 p.m.; Free
  • Salsa lessons as demonstrated by SalsaTech in the Grand Lobby
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  • 7 p.m.
  • Beverage and food concession sales begin and continue during intermission
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  • AFTER THE PERFORMANCE
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  • 10 p.m.; Free
  • Q&A with the performers in the Fife Theatre
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Program Notes


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  • The presentation of Ballet Hispanico was made possible by the MetLife Community Connections Fund of the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project. Major support for NDP is also provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
  • This tour of Ballet Hispanico is also made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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  • Pictured is Batacuda Fantastica; photo by Rosalie O'Connor.

 

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All performances take place in the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, in the Street and Davis Performance Hall, unless otherwise noted.

 

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