Ballet Hispánico is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with free virtual programing. #BUnidos Por La Cultura, the month-long series is celebrating the legacy, representation and impact of Latinx arts and culture, from salsa steps from around Latin America, to family recipes.
Programs are being held Monday-Friday through October 15th.
Scheduled programs include:
Orgullo Latino Mondays at 3 pm – Hispanic leaders and influencers will share the importance of celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and what it means to be Latinx/Latino/Latina.
Salsa Tuesdays at 1 pm – Salsa dancing rules everywhere in Latin America, and every country has its special flare. Each week viewers will learn salsa steps from Colombia, Puerto Rico, Cuba and New York. Master teachers include Lyvan Verdecia, Luis Salgado, Ana Saoco, and Wil Nieves.
Wepa Wednesdays at 7:30 pm – Ballet Hispánico will provide a platform to other Latinx dance companies, Bombazo Dance Company, Pajarillo Pintao, Sankofa Danzafro, and Antares Danza Contemporanea to showcase their repertory and Latinx Dance genres from around the world. These watch party performances will be followed by Choreographers & Cocktails, a Q&A with Artistic Director & CEO, Eduardo Vilaro and the Choreographers.
Tiki-Tiki Thursdays at 6:30 pm – Celebrate the legacy of Ballet Hispánico with backstage tales and insider conversations from Company alumni and current dancers. Topics will cover different decades, from the birth of BH to the current dance environment.
Fiesta Fridays at 6:30 pm – Each week adults and children will gather to create a family favorite recipe, highlighting the history of the dish and the diversity of Hispanic food culture.
More information and programs can be found on the Ballet Hispánico website.