Ballet Hispánico’s CARMEN.maquia Coming to Macomb Center

Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s renowned Latinx dance organization
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Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s renowned Latinx dance organization recognized as one of America’s Cultural Treasures, presents CARMEN.maquia as part of a 3-part streaming experience hosted by the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts from Tuesday, April 27-Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7pm.

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Tuesday, April 27—Saturday, May 1, 2021

Streaming Performance

A Picasso-inspired, contemporary take on Bizet’s beloved classic. The physically charged and sensual choreography fuses contemporary dance with nods to the Spanish paso doble and flamenco.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7pm

A Conversation with Choreographer & Cast

Hosted by Ballet Hispánico's Artistic Director & CEO, Eduardo Vilaro, a live, in-depth conversation with our artists. Eduardo is joined by choreographer Gustavo Ramírez Sansano and Company dancers, Shelby Colona and Chris Bloom to give you a behind the scenes look at Ramírez Sansano's work for the Company, CARMEN.maquia. This event will be followed by a dance class taught by former principal dancer and Bhdos rehearsal director, Rodney Hamilton. You must purchase a ticket to the streaming performance to participate in this free event.

Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7pm

Ballet Hispánico Virtual Dance Class

Join one of Ballet Hispánico's world-class artists for a live, virtual dance class taught by former Company dancer and BHdos rehearsal director Rodney Hamilton! Get moving and learn about Latinx culture through the lens of America's leading Latinx dance organization, fun for the first-time dancer and well-versed artist. You must purchase a ticket to the streaming performance to participate in this free event.

Rodney Hamilton began his training in his native St. Louis at several schools including Carr Lane V.P.A., the Center of Contemporary Arts, and Alexandra School of Ballet. He also studied with Ms. Katherine Dunham and joined the chorus at the MUNY where he performed for seven years. After arriving in New York City, he graduated with a BFA in Dance from the Juilliard School and joined Ballet Hispánico where he was a principal dancer and assistant rehearsal director for 10 years. During this time, he performed works by José Limon, Paul Taylor, Hans van Manen, Robert Battle, Ohad Naharin, David Parsons, William Whitener, Ann Reinking, Ramón Oller, Sergio Trujillo, Trinette Singleton, Agnes DeMille, Talley Beatty, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Vicente Nebrada, and numerous other well-known choreographers.

Mr. Hamilton was part of the national touring cast of Hello Dolly with Carol Channing and worked with the Broadway cast of Tarzan during its workshop process. In 2012, Mr. Hamilton became the Resident Choreographer for the Saint Petersburg City Theater in Florida where he choreographed Hello Dolly, Footloose, and Memphis. Mr. Hamilton holds an MFA in Dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He has taught ballet, modern, and Dunham technique all over the world. Mr. Hamilton is Ballet Hispánico’s faculty member at the School of Dance and BHdos Rehearsal Director.

 

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