Ballet Hispanico Brings Cuban-Inspired Dance to Wolf Trap
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The last date listed for Ballet Hispanico was Tuesday June 26, 2012 / 8:30pm.
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Step Afrika!, the first professional company devoted to stepping, presents its holiday show at Washington, D.C.'s Atlas Performing Arts Center. Come make music with Step Afrika!, DJ Frosty the Snowman and their furry friends from the animal kingdom in this special seasonal performance. Equally inspired by African and modern dance, stepping combines kicks, stomps, claps and chants into an overwhelming, high-energy experience of movement and sound. The Washington company has achieved worldwide renown for its mastery of the art and electrifying live shows, and this festive celebration of the season promises to be no exception. Learn More
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This was an exceptional performance. The opening piece was most unusual, and exposed the audience to the amazing high energy, muscular coordination that marks this troupe. To be able to move as quickly as they do, while shifting directions with such perfection was a treat to behold. Only a couple of pieces were lacking their overall energy. Calling it "ballet" is really a misnomer, since too many people are going to associate the group with some delicate Swan Lake performance. It is actually modern dance Latin Jazz. They should rename the company.
Quotes & Highlights
- "The Latin-flavored, New York-based contemporary ballet troupe Ballet Hispanico is dancing better than ever ... This is to the credit of artistic director Eduardo Vilaro." —Backstage
- “[In Asuka,] soloist Jessica Alejandra Wyatt moved seamlessly with a bright and open presence that constantly draws the eye ... Lighting, choreography, and bright, corky costuming all seem to drive the dancers upwards in performance." —Dance Pulp
- "Club Havana is a silky, sexy joy." —The New York Times
- Check out Ballet Hispanico's 2011-2012 season trailer on YouTube.
About the Ticket Supplier: Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Wolf Trap plays a valuable leadership role in both the local and national performing arts communities. Through a wide range of artistic and education programs, Wolf Trap enhances our nation’s cultural life and ensures that the arts remain accessible and affordable to the broadest possible audience. Wolf Trap is run through a public/private partnership between the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. The Foundation, a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, creates and selects programming; develops education programs; handles ticket sales, marketing, publicity, and public relations; and raises funds to support these programs while keeping ticket prices affordable. The National Park Service maintains the grounds and buildings of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts and provides technical theater assistance for the Filene Center.