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Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s premier Latino dance organization, returns to the Apollo stage with a program that continues its commitment to staging works by Latinx choreographers. In the World Premiere of “Tiburones,” Annabelle Lopez Ochoa reimagines the world of the street gang The Sharks (from the award-winning musical West Side Story) from a Latinx and gender fluid perspective. Ochoa embraces non-gender specific roles while deconstructing stereotypes and giving new life to an ever appropriated cultural icon.
In her restaging of “Nací” (2009), choreographer Andrea Miller draws from the duality of her Spanish and Jewish-American background and employs her distinctive movement style to investigate the Sephardic culture of Spain, with its Moorish influence and profound sense of community, despite hardship.
“Con Brazos Abiertos” (2017) is a fun and frank look at life caught between two cultures. Michelle Manzanales utilizes iconic Mexican symbols, which she was reluctant to embrace as a Mexican-American child growing up in Texas, to speak about the immigrant experience. Intertwining folkloric representations with humor and music that ranges from Julio Iglesias to Rock en Español, the work brings life to a Latino dilemma.