The Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater troupe, in its 30th year of performance and with over 60 original pieces in its repertoire, describes the work they do as Latin Classicism, an unusual mix of primarily European or American classical music with Hispanic elements including tango and merengue.
Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater will present a highly varied program with excellent dancers from its recent Spring Series at Lincoln Center Plaza: “Treinta,” a multi-style group piece with modern classical music; “The Deer Dance,” a struggle between a man and a deer based on a traditional Mexican dance; “Aluminum Frame,” a woman bathing provocatively to Schubert music; and the comedic “Danza de los Viejitos”. Some of the pieces display the Company’s Latin Classicism or use of classical music, whether of the past or the present, with Latino dance styles and rhythms.
Prior to the performance, Annabella Gonzalez, the Director of Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater, will teach a two-part master class on “Traditional Mexican Dance”: an informative lecture with a video on traditional dances from different parts of Mexico, many of which display the magic of masks, followed by a class concluding with a section of the famous “Danza de los Viejitos”. Traditional Mexican dance is an extremely rich field with over 20,000 danzas that reflect Mexico’s indigenous peoples’ political, social, and dance culture.
It’s free, but space is limited, so get tickets at the Box Office the day of the performance.
Date: Friday, April 13
Time: 8-9:30 pm (Master class 5:30 – 7:00 pm)
Place: Greene Room, Alpha Delt