Dance Film Sundays: Ballet Hispanico: CARMEN.maquia and Club Havana

Dance Film Sundays: Ballet Hispanico: CARMEN.maquia and Club Havana

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

3:00 pm |  $15/$13 members/$6 children | 1 hr 43 min

Catch the best in contemporary American dance as Ballet Hispanico shreds the big silver screen in the HD presentation of their critically and popularly acclaimed “CARMEN.maquia” and “Club Havana”.   In celebration of its 45th Anniversary Ballet Hispanico was captured in a live performance in 2015 for Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance.  Running time is 103 minutes.

Hailed as a “masterpiece” by the Chicago Sun-Times, Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s “CARMEN.maquia” is a Picasso-inspired, contemporary take on Bizet’s classic opera about a passionate gypsy. Riveting from start to finish, the physically charged and sensual choreography fuses contemporary dance with nods to the Spanish paso doble and flamenco.

According to the Washington Post, Ballet Hispanico will “whisk us away to contemporary dance’s hottest spot” in “Club Havana” an imaginative and theatrical showcase of Latin-inspired dancing at its best,  The intoxicating rhythms of the conga, rumba, mambo, and cha cha are brought to life by choreographer Pedro Ruiz, himself a native of Cuba.

Since its inception in 1970, Ballet Hispanico has been recognized as one of the nation’s premiere Latino dance organizations.  Led by award-winning Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, the Ballet Hispanio Company has performed for more than 3 million people across 11 countries and on 3 continents.  Through the work of its professional company, school of dance, and community arts education programs, Ballet Hispanico celebrates the dynamic aesthetics of the Hispanic diaspora, building new avenues of cultural dialogue and sharing the joy of dance with all communities.

Dance Film Sundays, a series which started in June 2010 under the auspices of the Rosendale Theatre Collective, are held on the 2nd Sunday of every month at Rosendale Theatre.