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Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Pieces with Dayton Ballet and Ballet Hispánico

Courtesy of the Dayton Ballet

Sat, Feb 4 - Sat, Feb 25  2023

The Dayton Ballet will perform Amsterdam-based Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Limoncello for three performances in this midwestern city. Plus, Ballet Hispánico tours Lopez Ochoa’s monumental Doña Perón, capturing the life of Evita, as well as the flamenco-infused Línea Recta; dates throughout the USA.

Ballet Hispanico Schedule – Doña Perón and Línea Recta

Doña Perón 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. Doña Perón brings to light the extremes of power at the forefront of Evita’s life. Her work as an activist and advocate for Argentina’s women and working class raised skepticism as she indulged in the opulence of a high-class life. A voice for the people, or a deceitful actress? Annabelle Lopez Ochoa explores these diverging legacies and more in her first-ever evening-length work for Ballet Hispánico.

Línea Recta, also created by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, is a powerful and resonant work exploring an intriguing aspect of flamenco dance: the conspicuous absence of physical partnering. While maintaining the integrity and hallmark passion of the genre, Throughout the piece, Ochoa imagines an original and explosive movement language premised upon the theme of partnership and performed to flamenco guitar by Eric Vaarzon Morel.

February 4, 2023 – 7:30 pm
Company Performance: Omaha Performing Arts- Orpheum Theater
Omaha, NE

February 7 2023 – 7:30 pm
Company Performance: Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
Appleton, Wisconsin

February 10, 2023 – 7:30 pm
Company Performance: Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture, Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center
Erie, PA

February 25, 2023 – 6:30 pm
Company Performance: Northrop/University of Minnesota in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Dayton Ballet Schedule, Limoncello

February 10, 2023 – 7:30 pm
Victoria Theatre
Dayton, OH

February 11, 2023 – 7:30 pm
Victoria Theatre

February 12, 2023 – 2:30 pm
Victoria Theatre

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