Ballet Hispánico, the premier Latino dance organization in the United States, performs three works at the Emelin Theatre on June 8. Sombrerísimo, choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, is inspired by the surrealist world of Belgian painter René Magritte. In Con Brazos Abiertos, choreographer Michelle Manzanales explores iconic Mexican symbols she was reluctant to embrace as an immigrant growing up in Texas. In Danzón, choreographer Eduardo Vilaro takes the traditional Cuban titular dance form and reinvents it with contemporary language in a joyous celebration.
A trio of performances followed by talkbacks with the artists highlights new choreography in Dance Off the Grid at the Emelin Theatre on May 4. High-minded humor is at the heart of Keigwin + Company performances conceived by Artistic Director Larry Keigwin. Excerpts from his duet with co-founder Nicole Wolcott Places Please! take the audience on a madcap trip through the final moments before the curtain goes up on a performance exploring the anxiety and playfulness of behind-the-scenes life.
This May, ArtsWestchester’s Folk Arts Program, in partnership with the White Plains Library Foundation, will present Bravo Paraguay!, a month-long celebration of the country’s arts and culture in Westchester County. Audiences of all ages are invited to this series of art, dance, music and film events that educate and engage Paraguay’s rich art traditions and culture.