“Línea Recta,” “Con Brazos Abiertos,” “3.Catorce Dieciséis”
The Joyce Theater
New York, NY
April 20, 2017
by Marianne Adams
copyright © 2017 by Marianne Adams
The sole woman in a red dress stood in the middle of the stage with her back to the audience. She flicked her wrists, resonating the motion in her elbows and then all through her arms, curved her spine and twisted her body, with these spiraling movements echoing the flamenco beats of the music. Her body bended to the side, with fingers moving as though on a Spanish guitar, she grabbed the long trail of her red ruffled dress and faced the viewers with a piercing gaze that was both daring and inviting. That was how Ballet Hispánico’s program of three works by female Latina choreographers at the Joyce Theater began: with femininity, resolve and emboldened beauty.
Photo of Ballet Hispánico in “Línea Recta.” Photo © by Paula Lobo