The Adrienne Arsht Center Presents BALLET HISPANICO

Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th. 8:00pm

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts proudly presents, direct from New York City, BALLET HISPANICO, the nation’s leading Latino dance organization since 1970 , as it makes its first visit to Miami under the artistic leadership of EDUARDO VILARO. The program includes the world premiere of Show.Girl. by Miami-based choreographer ROSIE HERRERA, live music by the Grammy® winning PAQUITO D’RIVERA ENSEMBLE, and acclaimed works by Cuban-American Vilaro and Spanish native Cayetano Soto. This final performance of the 2013-2014 Knight Masterworks Season – Ziff Signature Dance Series is presented with support from Knight Foundation and Funding Arts Networks.

Sombrerisimo – Photo: Paula Lobo “The legendary music of Paquito D’Rivera, the sensational choreography of Eduardo Vilaro and the work of Miami’s own Rosie Herrera together on our stage promises to be a world-class celebration of music and movement that has all the unique flavor of our community,” said John Richard, President and CEO of the Arsht Center. “We are incredibly proud to see Rosie Herrera, a homegrown artist nurtured by the Arsht Center, now creating new work for one of the most important dance companies in the country.”

Danzón – Photo: Christopher Duggan Since its founding in 1979, Ballet Hispanico has celebrated the dynamic aesthetics of the Hispanic diaspora, building new avenues of cultural dialogue and sharing the joy of dance with all communities. Eduardo Vilaro, a first- generation Cuban-American, began as artistic director of Ballet Hispanico in August of 2009, becoming only the second person to head the company since its founding. Vilaro’s own choreography is devoted to capturing the spiritual, sensual and historical essence of the Latino cultures.


SHOW.GIRL. a world premiere by Miami’s own Rosie Herrera – Hialeah-born choreographer and 2013 Princess Grace Award winner Rosie Herrera, an Arsht Center Artistic Associate, debuts her first work for BALLET HISPANICO, one that uses the Cuban cabaret aesthetic to explore the Latina female identity. Show.Girl was commissioned by the Arsht Center and the prestigious American Dance Festival, where Herrera has been invited to show her work for three consecutive years.

SOMBRERÍSIMO by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa – An absorbing exploration of identity, Sombrerísimo makes references to the surrealist world of the Belgian painter René Magritte, famous for his paintings of men in bowler hats. This athletic work for six male dancers was commissioned by New York City Center for the 10th anniversary of the Fall for Dance Festival.

SORTIJAS by Cayetano Soto to the music of Lhasa de Sela – Cayetano Soto, one of the most dynamic and groundbreaking Spanish choreographers of his generation, is known for his musicality, attention to detailed technique, and expressive choreography. In Sortijas, a darkly lush duet full of emotional complexity, he ponders the unavoidable pull of fate in our lives. Costume design is by Munich-based fashion designers Talbot Runhof.

DANZÓN by Eduardo Vilaro with live music by the Paquito D’Rivera Ensemble – Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro has taken this traditional and quintessentially Cuban dance form and reinvented it with contemporary movement riffs. The work plays on the fusion of jazz improvisation and Cuban rhythms, which propel the dancers into a joyous celebration of music and movement.

The Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33132
Admission:     Tickets are $30-$90. Purchase through Box office (305) 949-6722, or online at

The Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132

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