Ballet Hispánico – Digital Program Notes

NC State LIVE presents
Ballet Hispánico

Choreographers with Cocktails & Mocktails: A Screening of Danzón and Post-show Conversation
Wednesday, February 17 at 5:30pm EST
with Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro
Conversation Moderated by NC State alumna Daniela Patino-Zabaleta

DANZÓN (2009)

Choreography: Eduardo Vilaro

Music: “You’ve Changed” by Carey/Fischer, arr. by D. Balakrishnan
“Danzón” by Paquito D’Rivera, arr. by M. Summer
“A Night in Tunisia” by Dizzy Gillespie/F. Paparelli, arr. by D. Balakrishnan

Reorchestration: Alex Brown

Costume Design: Diana Ruettiger

Lighting Design: Joshua Preston

Initially evolved from Haitian contradance, the Danzón has been called the official dance of Cuba. Eduardo Vilaro has taken this traditional and quintessentially Cuban dance form and reinvented it with contemporary language to construct a joyous celebration of music and movement.

Ballet Hispánico Premiere: December 1, 2012 at the Apollo Theate