CCM’s Legacy Project Welcomes Ballet Hispánico’s BHdos
An Exploration of Latin Culture – Posted 9/14/16
County College of Morris (CCM) welcomes the return of the Legacy Project, an interdisciplinary initiative that presents engaging lectures for faculty, staff and the community. The Legacy Project will hold its first event of the 2016-17 academic year when it presents a performance from Ballet Hispánico’s second company, BHdos.
The performance, which will be followed by a Q&A session, takes place Thursday, September 29, in the Dragonetti Auditorium on CCM’s Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
“This year the Legacy Project will celebrate and explore the many cultures of Latin America. We are excited to kick off this year of academic programming with a performance by Ballet Hispánico’s BHdos company. We hope to expose students, faculty and members of the public to the power, significance and influence of Latin American culture,” says Professor John Soltes, co-chair of the Legacy Project.
The Legacy Project launched at CCM in 2013 with a panel discussion on civil rights. In 2014, the project hosted lectures by Joyce Johnson and Hettie Jones, two important figures in the Beat Generation movement of the 1950s and 1960s. In 2015, the project focused on issues surrounding genocide.
ABOUT BALLET HISPÁNICO
Celebrating over 45 years of sharing and reflecting the ever-changing diversity of Latino cultures, Ballet Hispánico is the new expression of American contemporary dance. Handpicked by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, the talented pre-professional dancers of Ballet Hispánico’s second company BHdos form bridges: between the School of Dance and the professional company, between Ballet Hispánico and the community, and between their own training and careers in dance. Under the guidance of BHdos’ Rehearsal Director Nicholas Villeneuve, dancers work with highly-skilled artistic leadership to bring Latino culture to schools, communities and corporations. For more information, visit www.ballethispanico.org. Follow Ballet Hispánico on Facebook and Instagram.
Photo Credit: Sebastian Gil Miranda