"A very hot idea... it downright sizzles!" --The Boston Globe
At the heart of New York's vibrant 1950s jazz scene was the Palladium nightclub, birthplace of the mambo, the cha cha, and the merengue. For one night only, New York's Ballet Hispanico joins with the acclaimed Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with Arturo O'Farrill to celebrate the music and dance of the Golden Age of Latin Jazz in Palladium Nights, a full-length work that sizzles with the passion and drama that define Latin social dancing at its very best!
"Versatile, talented, attractive, and energetic" (The New York Times), Ballet Hispanico is recognized around the world as the foremost dance interpreter of Hispanic culture in the United States. Founded in 1970 by Artistic Director Tina Ramirez, Ballet Hispanico's innovative repertory fuses ballet, modern, and Latin dance forms into a spirited image of contemporary Hispanic American culture.
Led by pianist Arturo O'Farrill, the Grammy Award–nominatedAfro-Latin Jazz Orchestra is comprised of 18 prominent soloists from the Latin Jazz scene. The Cincinnati Herald calls them "the real deal" and says to "get ready to swing hard!"
"When Ballet Hispanico takes the stage, watch out. Their joy is infectious." --New York Newsday "There's nothing you can do with such an exhilarating performance except submit, with pleasure." --JazzTimes