A Closer Look at Ballet Hispánico’s Program Piece: Linea Recta

White Bird is proud to celebrate Latino Culture through dance in presenting Ballet Hispánico on May 16. The program features three Latina choreographers, one of which is Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. The Herald writes of her piece Linea Recta, saying it’s “a spot-on curtain-raiser here. Choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa has unstitched elements of traditional flamenco, then woven them into a sizzling contemporary dance piece where time-honoured gender-specific movements are kicked aside as men and women swap leading roles, and bodies mesh together in duets powered by the mood shifts in Eric Vaarzon Morel’s thrilling guitar music. Costumes, in blazing red, nod to bare-chested prowess for men and lavish flounces – albeit in abbreviated bustles – for women.” – Mary Brennan

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A Closer Look at Ballet Hispánico’s Program Piece: Linea Recta