Ballet Hispanico, America’s leading Latino dance organization known for “piercing stereotypes” (The New York Times), continues to celebrate 50 years of uniting people through dance with Noche Unidos on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 7:30-8:15 pm EDT/ 12:30-1.15 am BST on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube. All are welcome to view the show, with an advanced RSVP requested here, donations are optional.
The evening includes seven virtual world premiere performances featuring Ballet Hispánico Company dancers, new works created remotely in the past weeks by world-renowned choreographers, celebrity appearances including Rita Moreno, Norman Lear, Pacquito D’Rivera, Arturo O’Farrill, and other Latinx artists. A highlight of the eveing will be performances by Ballet Hispánico School of Dance students Julienne Buenaventura and Ruby Castillo, Nuestro Futuro scholarship recipients in BH’s La Academia program.
The pre-recorded show will include new works set remotely on our dancers by seven prominent Latinx choreographers. The choreographers are social distancing in locations around the world, and our dancers are across the country, yet the beauty of dance transcends the distance between them.
Funds raised during the show will support the dancers and artists who unite and inspire people through the extraordinary power of dance. Donations are accepted at ballethispanico.org/support.
Noche Unidos is beyond anything we could have imagined several months ago. This will be a spectacular virtual celebration of Ballet Hispánico with a group of amazing Latinx artists from across the nation coming together to honor the legacy of Tina Ramirez and Ballet Hispánico’s roots while looking forward, beyond our 50th anniversary. There is still work to be done, and Ballet Hispánico intends to pave the way and create these opportunities for Latinx voices to be amplified through dance, education, and our communities,” said Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director & CEO of Ballet Hispánico.
The company gratefully acknowledges the generous lead sponsorship support by Goya Foods for Ballet Hispánico’s Noche Unidos, and recognizes their work meeting the overwhelming demand for food donations during the pandemic.
Presenting donors of the show are Jody and John Arnhold, and Kate Lear and Jonathan LaPook, with corporate support from Goya gives, Univision Communications, Viacom, MetLife Foundation, Omnicom Media Group, PWC, Chubb, Goldman Sachs.