Monday, January 21, 2008

Luna Negra Dance Company Debuts In New York

After years traveling with Ballet Hispánico, Bronx-raised Eduardo Vilaro decided it was time to set down roots away from New York dance stages.

He landed in a master’s program at the Dance Center of Columbia College in Chicago, and when he was done, his vision for Luna Negra Dance Theater had come into full focus.

“I wanted to create a ‘first voice’ in art,” says the Cuban-born Vilaro of his 1999 epiphany, “a company that would break free from the stereotypes attributed to our culture; that danced exclusively to the work of contemporary Latino choreographers.”

Luna Negra makes its New York debut on Jan. 25, marking also Vilaro’s first professional return to the city in more than a decade.

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Source: New York Daily News

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