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Ballet Hispánico: Buscando a Juan

Free with Museum admission

Thursday, July 13, 2023; 1 pm & 3 pm
Friday, July 14, 2023; 6 pm & 8 pm
Saturday, July 15, 2023; 6 pm & 8 pm
Galleries 963-965, The Robert Lehman Wing, Court Level

Choreography by Eduardo Vilaro
Music by Osvaldo Golijov (La Pasión segun San Marcos)

Dancers from Ballet Hispánico:
Fatima Andere, Leonardo Brito, Antonio Cangiano, Amanda del Valle, Dylan Dias McIntyre, Omar Rivéra, Gabrielle Sprauve

Commissioned by MetLiveArts

Ballet Hispánico Artistic Director and CEO Eduardo Vilaro reacts to the ideas presented in the exhibit Juan de Pareja: Afro-Hispanic Painter with Buscando a Juan ("Looking for Juan"). This MetLiveArts commission, which features dancers from Ballet Hispánico, explores the "sancocho"—literally, mixed soup—of cultures and diasporas. Through the exoticized body and fixation on gesture and sensuality, Buscando a Juan will consider the assumptions experienced when witnessing people of color in traditionally white spaces.

Free with Museum admission

This program is made possible by the Arnhold Fund for Dance Innovation at The Met and the Adrienne Arsht Fund for Resilience through Art.

Click here to learn more about Ballet Hispánico.

The dancers of Ballet Hispánico appear courtesy of the American Guild of Musical Artists, AFL-CIO.

Photo: Ballet Hispánico performs Hogar, photo by Paula Lobo


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