Ballet Hispanico on the Big Screen

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Mon, 11/02/2015 - 13:24 -- Nick Dager

Carmen.maquia photo by Paula Lobo.Celebrating its 45th anniversary as America’s premier Latino dance company, Ballet Hispanico will be seen in performance in movie theaters nationwide November 12 as the third program of the Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance series.

Led by artistic director Eduardo Vilaro, Ballet Hispanico performs repertory that reflects the ever-changing diversity of Latino cultures.  On November 12, the company will perform two audience favorites: Carmen.maquia, an electrifying contemporary take on Bizet’s passionate opera choreographed by Spaniard Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, and Club Havana, a virtuosic re-imagining of a sizzling nightclub by Cuban-born choreographer Pedro Ruiz.

Produced by Lincoln Center and presented in association with Fathom Events, Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance brings dance performances by four of America’s leading dance companies to approximately 600 movie theaters throughout the U.S. in fall and winter of 2015. The first program, on September 24, was San Francisco Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet, followed on October 22 by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Concluding this inaugural season of the series are two screenings of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker by New York City Ballet on December 5 and 10. The series is hosted by Live with Kelly and Michael stars Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan.

Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance programs are recorded in HD by the multi-Emmy Award-winning team responsible for Live From Lincoln Center broadcasts on PBS, led by Andrew C. Wilk, executive producer. Each screening will include extra features such as interviews with the companies’ principal dancers and informative segments that will provide an inside look at the productions. Interactive learning guides tailored for a wide-range of audiences will be available prior to each screening.  

Lincoln Center at the Movies will bring the best of the performing arts to national audiences through Fathom’s extensive network of movie theaters and will focus on the different art forms on Lincoln Center’s campus.

Tickets for Ballet Hispanico and other Lincoln Center at the Movies screenings are available at and at participating theater box offices.

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