Introducing Instituto Coreografico

Beginning today, Ballet Hispanico will launch artistic director Eduardo Vilaro’s groundbreaking new institute for Latino artists to explore culturally specific work in a learning laboratory. The inaugural Instituto Coreografíco workshop is being held September 13-24 at Ballet Hispanico HQ and will feature Cuban-American choreographers Maray Ramis Gutierrez, who is creating a new work for our upcoming season at The Joyce, and Judith Sánchez Ruíz. Each choreographer will have their work advised by a panel of notable artists such as choreographer Ronald K. Brown, former Ballet Hispanico Company dancer and choreographer Pedro Ruiz, and Director of Programming at The Joyce Theater, Martin Wechsler. Two student filmmakers, through the guidance of filmmaker Gerrit Vooren, will document the activity.

Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro had this to say: “As the growing Latino population impacts the local and national cultural landscape, it is imperative to engage artists who wrestle with the changing concept of culturally specific work,” said Vilaro. “Our ambition is that Instituto Coreografico will enhance the skill set and broaden the cultural perspective of emerging choreographers and dance filmmakers.”

We will be posting diary entries and artist reflections for the next two weeks, so be sure to check the Ballet Hispanico Blog daily! Save Thursday, September 23rd from 4:30-6PM as we will open the studio to the public for the final panel discussion

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