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Eduardo Vilaro

Ballet Hispanico: Are You Down for a Discourse?

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.21.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Ballet Hispanico's troupe is diverse to reflect "who we are as hybrids in the world." Pieces like Mancillas' are about what it means to be mortal and flawed, not what it's like to come from a specific race or ethnicity. The world isn't cookie cutter, and neither is Vilaro's company.

Diversity Mambo - Fighting Stereotype Through Dance

Eduardo Vilaro | Posted 12.22.2013 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Vilaro

Recently I received an email from an audience member asking me to consider the importance of having "only Spanish dancers" as part of Ballet Hispanico, the dance company I direct. For me, being Latino is a complex and personal experience that cannot be neatly branded.

Learning From Luna Negra

Lauren Warnecke | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Lauren Warnecke

If nothing else, the announcement today that Luna Negra Dance Theatre is "ceasing opperations... due to financial constraints" is a lesson to the Chicago Dance Community to never take things for granted.

Falling in Love With Dance

Christopher Duggan | Posted 03.07.2013 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

One of my very first jobs in New York City was working at the box office at The Joyce Theater. Ballet Hispanico performed that season. The company danced Good Night Paradise by Ramon Oller, and I was totally taken away. It swept me off my feet.

Ballet Hispanico's New Executive Director; Continuing a Tradition of Inclusive Integration

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

When I think of the term "Hispanic" I am conscious of the fact that I'm referring to a widely diverse group of cultures. In viewing the repertory of B...