BAAND Together Dance Festival featuring Annabelle Lopez Ochoa – August 9-13 at 7:30 PM
Lincoln Center, New York City
Tickets/Info – FREE and open to the public
Five of NYC’s most iconic dance companies—Ballet Hispánico, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem—share the spotlight and an outdoor stage with dancers and pieces from across the companies featured each night of the BAAND Together Dance Festival, from August 9–13. Audiences will see repertory favorites as well as a new World Premiere by Amsterdam-based choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. Each unique and exciting evening has been curated collaboratively by the artistic directors of the five companies.
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa is an award-winning and sought-after choreographer that has created works for over 70 dance companies around the world. A versatile choreographer, Lopez Ochoa creates regularly within the dance field but also for theatre, opera, and musical theatre. Her wide-ranging body of work includes short conceptual pieces, full-length narratives, and dance films. The Colombian-Belgian Lopez Ochoa completed her dance education at the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp. After a 12-year long career in a number of European dance companies Annabelle decided in 2003 to focus solely on choreography. That same year she is hailed as the “rising star of the Dutch dance scene,” (NRC newspaper) and only 7 years later the Temecula Performing Arts Examiner wrote: “Ochoa is truly a masterful choreographer with an edge for what dance can and should be in this constantly changing industry.”