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Ballet Hispanico Double Bill

Ballet Hispanico Double Bill
  • 2016
  • 90 min
  • 12A
  • UK release: 26 April 2016

New York City-based Ballet Hispanico perform a double bill of Latino dance. Carmen.maquia reworks opera Carmen into a full-length narrative dance performance. Choreographed by Spaniard Gustavo Ramirez Sansano it fuses contemporary dance with the Spanish paso doble and flamenco. In Club Havana choreographer Pedro Ruiz presents a sizzling Cuban nightclub brimming with the rhythms of the conga, rumba, mambo and cha cha. The film also includes rehearsal footage and interviews with the cast.

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Ballet Hispanico Double Bill

Ballet Hispanico will “whisk us away to contemporary dance’s hottest spot” (Washington Post) in this imaginative and theatrical showcase of Latin-inspired dancing at its best.

In Club Havana, the intoxicating rhythms of the conga, rumba, mambo and cha cha are brought to life by choreographer Pedro Ruiz, himself a native of Cuba.

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.

Ballet Hispanico’s production of CARMEN.maquia and Club Havana for Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance is made possible by The Arnhold Foundation.

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