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New York, NY – April 19, 2016 – On Monday, May 16, 2016, Ballet Hispánico proudly honors Richard E. Feldman with the Civic Inspiration Award and Linda Celeste Sims with the Nuestra Inspiración Award at its annual Gala in The Plaza Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, 768 Fifth Avenue, NYC. Cocktails begin at 6:30pm and dinner and dancing commence at 7:30pm. Proceeds, which last year totaled just over $1.1M, benefit the creation of new Company works, need-based financial aid and merit scholarships in the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance, and community arts education programs.
“Carnaval,” the inspiration for this year's gala, is a beloved Latino celebration of life through music and dance. The evening will feature performances by the Ballet Hispánico Company, the rising stars of second company BHdos and students of the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance, along with live music by Latin band Los Hacheros.
“Our ‘Carnaval’ is an exciting way to showcase the vibrant programs and vision of Ballet Hispánico’s unparalleled mission,” said Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director & CEO of Ballet Hispánico. “The evening will shine a spotlight on the dynamic growth of Ballet Hispánico throughout its 45-year legacy, and its future as the new expression of American contemporary dance.”