Ready to be transported to another world? On Friday, April 10, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts will livestream a spectacular performance by Ballet Hispánico on Facebook. The event will air at 5:30pm ET, and feature two pieces in celebration of the company’s 50th anniversary: “CARMEN.maquia” and “Club Havana.” Choreographed by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, “CARMEN.maquia” blends contemporary dance with Paso Doble and flamenco. Lincoln Center describes it as “a Picasso-inspired, contemporary take on Bizet’s classic opera about a passionate gypsy.”
“Club Havana,” meanwhile, combines the Cha Cha, conga, mambo, and rumba in stunning choreography by Pedro Ruiz. The renowned choreographer and dancer trained in his native Cuba as well as Venezuela, and has been honored with The Joyce Foundation Award among other recognitions.
The Ballet Hispánico showcase is part of “Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance,” made possible by Founding Partners Jody and John Arnhold and the Howard Gilman Foundation. To view the livestream at 5:30pm on Friday, click here. For more information, visit LincolnCenter.org.