Past Shows

April 22 – April 24, 2022

7:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 2:00 p.m. Sunday

Festival Ballet Albuquerque and the NHCC present Sacred Journeys III. Classical and contemporary dance combine with the eclectic music of two-time Grammy award-winning Taos Pueblo musician Robert Mirabal in this reflection of New Mexican cultures through dance, music, and spoken word. Mirabal collaborates with Festival Ballet Albuquerque’s artistic director Patricia Dickinson Wells and with internationally renowned New York City Ballet dancer Jock Soto, of Navajo and Puerto Rican descent. Soto, who is originally from Gallup, NM, and will also make guest appearances onstage, now lives in Eagle Nest, NM. Additional choreographers for the production are native New Mexican Dominic Guerra and internationally known Vladimir Conde-Reche, a native of São Paulo, Brazil. Additional guest artists include the Trujillo Family traditional Native American dancers. Robert Mirabal, dedicated to keeping alive the centuries-old customs of Taos Pueblo, is also a leading proponent of world music, and has merged his Indigenous American sound with the music of Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean, tapping into a planetary pulse with a style that defies characterization. His 2002 breakthrough PBS special, Music from a Painted Cave, is unsurpassed in Native American theatrical expression. A former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, Jock Soto was one of the last dancers to be personally selected by founder George Balanchine when he was barely 16. He danced featured roles in over 40 ballets, of which more than 35 were created for him. The author of Every Step You Take and the subject of the documentary Water Flowing Together (the name of his Navajo clan), Soto teaches partnering and technique classes at the School of American Ballet, where he has been a permanent member of the faculty since 1996. Sacred Journeys III brings together the rich and diverse culture of our state, while providing extraordinary role models for New Mexico’s youth. SACRED JOURNEYS II: The Live Performance Recording was honored to be screened in 2021 at the Red Nation International Film festival and the American Indian Film Festival. $14, $20, $29, $39, $49 w/ $2 discount for seniors, children under 12


 

December 17-19, 2021

NUTCRACKER IN THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT

 


May 28-29, 2021

NUTCRACKER IN THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT

We couldn’t bring NUTCRACKER IN THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT to you last December

so we are bringing it to you now

live for two nights only complete with an orchestra conducted by Guillermo Figueroa!

 

Experience a wonderful holiday tradition in a whole new way this spring

with an outdoor stage and picnics outside of your vehicles!

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May 30, 2021

 

 
SACRED JOURNEYS II revisited as a LIVE STAGE RECORDING
for one night only on May 30, 2021 at Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque, the groundbreaking critically acclaimed 2019 performance at the National Hispanic Cultural Center,
a fully edited and colorized film!
 
Robert Mirabal will perform live at sunset before the showings of the film. Jock Soto has choreographed a new work to Robert’s MEMOIR CHACO, which will premiere live with Robert’s band, and Jock will introduce the piece from stage.

ROBERT MIRABAL – JOCK SOTO – FBA DANCERS
 
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SACRED JOURNEYS II- Live Performance Recording:
The second full collaboration between
Festival Ballet Albuquerque, Robert Mirabal and Jock Soto

WHO:  FESTIVAL BALLET ALBUQUERQUE presents SACRED JOURNEYS II- Live Stage Performance Video

WHAT: Live Performance of Robert Mirabal and Premiere of SACRED JOURNEYS II Live Stage Performance film

WHERE:  MOTORAMA at the Santa Fe Downs: 27475 W. FRONTAGE RD   SANTA FE, NM 87507

WHEN:  APRIL 30TH AND MAY 1ST, 2021

TICKET INFORMATION AT HOLDMYTICKET:   Friday, 4/30/2021 – https://holdmyticket.com/event/371330

                                                                       Saturday 5/1/2021 – https://holdmyticket.com/event/372139

Festival Ballet Albuquerque presents this Special Event at MOTORAMA at the Downs Santa Fe that is the premiere screening of the live stage performance of the 2019 collaboration with Robert Mirabal, SACRED JOURNEYS II.  Robert Mirabal will perform live at sunset with Festival Ballet Albuquerque presenting a new work of choreography by New York City Ballet icon, Jock Soto, that will also be danced live to Robert’s MEMOIR CHACO song.


https://nmliving.com/2019/08/22/sacred-journeys-ii-comes-alive-at-national-hispanic-cultural-center





DANCE VISIONS: Festival of New Ballets

FBA’s Spring offering is headlined by a new epic ballet by David Chavez, dance icon in Albuquerque during the 1980’s and early 90’s, known for his masterpiece ballets such as Sleepy Hollow, Carmina Burana, Jungle Book to name a few, has created his most epic ballet in over 20 years.

His new work, The Humiliation of Venus: A Mystical Journey is a multi-media one-act ballet based on mythological characters, complete with Venus/Aphrodite , Are/ Mars, Adonis, Pan with over 40 dancers with special stage combat guest artists Angelo and A.J. Collado. Dominic Guerra has choreographed Las Soldaderas depicting the women who fought in the Mexican Revolution. Other choreographies include neoclassical works by Dr. Mel Tomlinson to music of Ravel, Alex Ossadnik to music of Satie. DANCE VISIONS promises to be an exciting performance of incredible full screen video by Chavez with exciting dance scenes, historical dance perspectives by Guerra, and entertaining, fun-loving, quirky tour de force ballets by Tomlinson and Ossadnik.

National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St SW, 87102
March 18th, 2017 at 2:00 and 7:00 pm with Special VIP seating


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The Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment

December 2016


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Dracula: The Story ~ Who Was the Real Dracula?


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THE NUTCRACKER IN THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT

NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER

DECEMBER 18-20, 2015


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BALANCHINE, CHAVEZ & OTHERS
NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER

MAY 9, 2015 AT 2:00 PM AND 7:00 PM


 

 

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