brings a ‘wow’ factor to the stage,” said Terri
Pontremoli, director of Tri-C Performing Arts and Tri-C
JazzFest. “The dance company’s bold and contemporary productions
reflect Latino culture and tell the story of our times.”
Ballet Hispánico has been bringing communities together to
celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative
productions, transformative dance training and community
engagement for nearly 50 years.
Led by artistic director and CEO Eduardo Vilaro, the
company is a group of highly trained professionals who perform
the works of Latino choreographers for audiences around the
world. Representing a multitude of nationalities, the artists
reflect the ever-changing face of our nation.
The November performances in Cleveland feature the work of a
talented all-Latina group of choreographers, giving the show a
unique perspective that celebrates women in the arts and the
beauty of diversity.
Audiences will see:
Annabelle López Ochoa’s Sombrerísimo, which references
the surrealist world of Belgian painter René Magritte — famous
for his paintings of men in bowler hats.
Michelle Manzanales’ Con Brazos Abiertos, which explores
the iconic Mexican symbols she was reluctant to embrace as a
Mexican-American child growing up in Texas.
Tania Pérez-Salas’ 3. Catorce Dieciséis, which
inspiration from the number pi to reflect on the circularity of
our movement through life, featuring music by Vivaldi and
other Baroque composers.
Tickets range from $25 to $45 and can be purchased at
www.playhousesquare.org or by calling 216-241-6000.
Each show includes moderated
pre- and post-show talks with performers and producers.
The Sunday matinee will also
feature family activities before the show.
This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund,
an Arts Midwest program funded by the National Endowment for the
Arts, with additional contributions from the Ohio Arts Council
and the Crane Group.
Tri-C’s 2018-2019 Performing Arts season features 10 productions
showcasing classical piano, jazz and dance. It is designed to
bring a world-class artistic experience to the Greater Cleveland
community. To learn more, visit
For more information on DANCECleveland, visit