Ballet Hispanico


Sunday, March 18, 2007


WVU Creative Arts Center

About the Event

Celebrated for its innovative repertory and sizzling artistry, the Ballet Hispanico Company embodies the vitality of Hispanic culture and its exceptional contribution to contemporary dance and modern American culture. Artistic Director Tina Ramirez is the first Latina dance artist to receive the National Medal of the Arts (2005). Ballet Hispanico’s distinctive blend of ballet, modern, and Latin dance has dazzled over two million people, drawing capacity houses across the country and internationally. Acclaimed by critics, Ballet Hispanico’s repertory includes 75 original works from distinguished choreographers such as Ann Reinking and Graciela Daniele as well as emerging Latino artists like Alexandre Magno and Pedro Ruiz. Each work is inspired by an aspect of Hispanic culture and is set in a lively and colorful atmosphere that celebrates Latino heritage. The New York Times raves, “feisty elegant dancing.”