Ballet Hispanico, the nation's leading Latino dance company, arrives in Miami in June showcasing a world premiere by Miami's own award-winning choreographer Rosie Herrera in a varied program by additional acclaimed artists.
The performances, which take place June 6 and 7, will be at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The program includes Herrera's new work "Show.Girl.," live music from Grammy Award-winning Paquita D'Rivera ensemble and acclaimed works by Cuban American Vilaro, Spanish native Cayetano Soto and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, an international choreographer. This is the company's first visit to Miami under the leadership of Edwardo Vilaro, the first person to lead the company since it's founding in 1970.
"The legendary music of Paquito D'Rivera, the sensational choreography of Eduardo Vilaro and the work of Miami's own Rosie Herrera together on our stage promises to be a world-class celebration of music and movement that has all the unique flavor of our community," said John Richard, president and CEO of the Arsht Center.
"We are incredibly proud to see Rosie Herrera, a homegrown artist nurtured by the Arsht Center, now creating new work for one of the most important dance companies," added Richard. Most recently, Herrera was named a Princess Grace Award, which is a prestigious honor for emerging artists, for her choreography. This is her first work for Ballet Hispanico.
The Washington Post has called Ballet Hispanico "The most technically accomplished and musical dancers you'll find in the contemporary sphere.
Tickets start at $30.
More info: Adrienne Arsht Center http://www.arshtcenter.org/