Contemporary Dance Series - Ballet Hispánico

Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard

A series of spontaneous outdoor performances celebrate the infinite possibilities of our connection with nature and each other.

Ballet Hispánico is the nation’s renowned Latino dance organization and one of America’s Cultural Treasures. Artistic Director & CEO, Eduardo Vilaro, has infused Ballet Hispánico’s legacy with a bold brand of contemporary dance that reflects America’s changing cultural landscape.

Founded in 1970 by National Medal of Arts recipient, Tina Ramirez, the organization emerged during the post-civil rights movement on New York’s Upper West Side, providing a safe haven for primarily Black and Brown Latinx youth seeking artistic sanctuary during New York City’s plight in the 1970s. The need for place, both culturally and artistically, led families to find Ballet Hispánico. The focus on dance as a means to develop working artists, combine with the training, authenticity of voice, and power of representation, fueled the organization’s roots and trajectory. The organization serves as a platform for historically limited and overlooked artists providing them with increased capacity, voice, and affirmation.

Date and time: October 9 & 10

Saturdays & Sundays, 2–5 p.m.

Admission Tickets