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New York, NY – Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s leader in bringing communities together to celebrate Latino cultures through dance, announces its 2016/2017 International Tour to Cuba, Israel and Serbia, where the company will bring its signature brand of Latin-inspired contemporary dance.
From November 3-5, 2016, the company will be in Havana, Cuba to perform in the country’s International Ballet Festival of Havana, presenting an excerpt from Línea Recta, a new piece choreographed by Belgo-Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. The piece, which will have its world premiere at the Apollo Theater on November 18 and 19, 2016, pairs the hallmark passion of flamenco dance with innovative and intricate partnering. This is Ballet Hispánico’s second visit to Cuba, after debuting in the International Ballet Festival of Havana in 2014.
From November 23-26, 2016, the company will perform in Israel as part of the Herzliya Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 Dance Series. The Herzliya Performing Arts Center's dance series is one of the most successful series in the country, with a record of 1,650 memberships in the previous season. The tour continues at the Beersheva Performing Arts Center on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 8:30pm; Jerusalem Theater on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 8:30pm; and Modi’in Auditorium on Wednesday, November 30 at 8:30pm. In addition to the performances, the company will host workshops for young dancers and various audiences in ten cities around Israel, sponsored by the American Embassy.
In April 2017, Ballet Hispánico will offer three performances in Belgrade and Novi Sad, Serbia, presenting Línea Recta, Bury Me Standing, and Club Havana.