Beauty of motion. Power in the sublime. An athlete poured into the body of a dancer. A gravitational pull of the love of dance—so strong, dancers have been known to dance with broken bones.
Aug. 2 at 7 p.m., the dynamic work of Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s preeminent Latino dance institution, will feature encore screenings of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance, along with two of the other companies from the series’ inaugural season this past fall, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and San Francisco Ballet.
Nationwide, 115 theaters will screen the film series, and the offering from Ballet Hispánico, led by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, will showcase two audience favorites: “CARMEN.maquia,” an electrifying contemporary take on Bizet’s passionate opera choreographed by Spaniard Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, and “Club Havana,” a virtuosic re-imagining of a sizzling nightclub by Cuban-born choreographer Pedro Ruiz.
“It is an honor to be a part of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance in such esteemed company,” said Eduardo Vilaro, artistic director of Ballet Hispánico. “We’re thrilled to bring audiences two works that showcase the breadth and beauty of the Latino voice in today’s American cultural landscape.”
Keeping the pulse firmly on ways to engage a family and audience, Lincoln Center Education has created interactive guides to accompany each Great American Dance screening.The guides are tailored for various audiences for use by teachers, families with children, after-school programs and lifelong learners. The guides also use videos, readings, images and participatory activities to provide information about each company and work, including historical context, music, choreography and design, to encourage discussion before and after the performance.
To learn more about the study guide, visit LincolnCenterAtTheMovies.org/education.