July 11, 2017 — (Becket, MA) Ballet Hispánico brings a wide-ranging program to the Pillow’s 85th Anniversary Season, performing in the Ted Shawn Theatre, July 26–30. “For more than 40 years, Ballet Hispánico has represented the ever-changing diversity of our nation’s Latino culture through dance performances by some of our country’s most accomplished technical contemporary dancers,” writes Rafa Carvajal of Wire Magazine, and this program is no different. Returning for their first performance at the Festival since 2009, Ballet Hispánico presents choreography by Artistic Director and CEO Eduardo Vilaro, Spanish dancer and choreographer Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, and a Jacob’s Pillow commission by Colombian-Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.  

This commission marks a milestone for Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge. “Ballet Hispánico will present the very first work that I have commissioned as Director of the Pillow, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Línea Recta, her riffing on the power and the sexuality of Flamenco—alongside two works that beautifully showcase the power of this major American company,” says Tatge.

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