Ballet Hispánico Announces World Premiere of Doña Perón At City Dance Festival

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New York, NY – Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s renowned Latinx dance organization recognized as one of America’s Cultural Treasures, announces the world premiere of Doña Perón at New York City Center, April 1-3, 2022, the concluding performances of Ballet Hispánico’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, on Fri & Sat at 7:30pm, Sat & Sun at 2pm.The Company will perform as part of the first City Center Dance Festival which showcases New York companies making their triumphant return to the City Center stage after more than two years away. Tickets can be purchased online or by phone (212-581-1212) or in-person with New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, NYC.Choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa to music by Peter Salem, Doña Perón is the first full evening-length work commissioned by the Company and reclaims the narrative of the iconic Latina figure by a Latina choreographer. The work is an explosive portrait of Eva "Evita" Perón, one of the most recognizable, and controversial, women in Argentinian history. The illegitimate daughter of a prosperous farmer, Evita concealed this shameful past as she rose the ranks from dancehall performer to Argentina's First Lady - all before her untimely death at the age of 33.