Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Choreographer
“In Lopez Ochoa’s high-varnish, athletic style of contemporary ballet, gorgeously danced… you see not just a riveting story but a company having reached a new horizon.” The New York Times
Ballet Hispánico returns with its first-ever evening-length work, Doña Perón. Set to live music, this empowering portrait of one of the most spellbinding women in South American history looks at the divergent legacies that made Eva Perón a popular icon. Was she a voice for the people or a deceitful actress? Acclaimed choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa explores these diverging legacies and more, reclaiming the narrative of the iconic Latina figure by a Latina choreographer.
Lead Sponsor: Jody & John Arnhold
Dance Series Sponsors:
Margo Cohen-Feinberg & Bob Feinberg, Ellen & Peter O. Johnson, Barbara Stupay, and Sheila Wald
Presented in association with UCSB Dept of Theater and Dance