Ballet Hispanico takes the stage

Ballet Hispanico, a dance ensemble that explores, preserves and celebrates Latino culture, will take the stage at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21.

For tickets, at $45, $35 and $30, visit quickcenter.com or call the Box Office at 203-254-4010 or toll-free at 1-877-ARTS-396 (1-877-278-7396). The performance is sponsored, in part, by Sheaffer and Morris Media Group.

Founded in 1970 by Tina Ramirez, who was recognized for her achievements with the National Medal of Arts, Ballet Hispanico began as a dance school and community-based performing arts troupe. The organization has grown into a world-class institution with a New York City headquarters and state-of-the-art dance studios for its programs and the arts community.

In August 2009, Ballet Hispanico welcomed Eduardo Vilaro as its artistic director. A former member of the Ballet Hispanico Company, Vilaro founded and led Chicago’s Luna Negra Dance Theater for a decade. Vilaro’s background in dance education and community outreach allows him to build on the company’s founding values and lead Ballet Hispanico into an artistically vibrant future.

Dance critics the world over rave over the company’s theatricality, athleticism and passion. The Washington Post described them as “the most technically accomplished and musical dancers you’ll find in the contemporary sphere.”

At the Quick Center, the company will perform four works, including “Asuka,” a celebration of the music of Celia Cruz, and “El Beso,” a spirited look at the nuances of a kiss set to Spanish Zarzuela music.

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