The Social Network for Innovators in Motion
Time: April 10, 2018 at 7:30pm to April 15, 2018 at 7:30pm
Location: The Joyce Theater
Street: 175 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.joyce.org/performa…
Event Type: dance
Organized By: Emily
Latest Activity: Jan 4
2018 New York Season at the Joyce Theater
Featuring Two World Premieres
April 10-15, 2018
World Premiere by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano
World Premiere of Waiting for Pepe by Carlos Pons Guerra
by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to the Joyce Theater with two World Premieres from April 10-15, 2018. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at Joyce.org.
Both Ballet Hispánico World Premieres were inspired by Spanish literary icon Federico Garcia Lorca. In his fourth piece with the Company, acclaimed choreographer Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, who recently premiered a new work for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, delves into the life of the celebrated playwright during his time in New York City in 1929. In Waiting for Pepe, Carlos Pons Guerra, a Spanish-born choreographer whose works have been performed in the United Kingdom and throughout Europe, reimagines Lorca's 1936 play, The House of Bernanda Alba, infusing the tale of family intrigue with the theatricality of Spanish language films and telenovelas.
The Joyce program will also include the critically praised Línea Recta (2016) by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, one of today's most sought-after choreographers. A powerful and resonant work, Línea Recta explores an intriguing aspect of flamenco dance: the conspicuous absence of physical contact between dancers. While maintaining the integrity and hallmark passion of the genre, Lopez Ochoa imagines an original and explosive movement language premised upon the theme of communication between the sexes and performed to an original guitar composition by Eric Vaarzon Morel. Línea Recta was commissioned in part by the Apollo Theater and Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.