The Latin Ballet of Virginia is proud to the premier of its new original work, VICTOR, based on the autobiography Son of Evil Street, inspired by the true story of Victor Torres, a teen from Puerto Rico who's forced to survive the "dark streets" of Brooklyn, New York, in 1962. VICTOR, The True Spirit of LOVE, tells the story of young gang member named Victor Torres from New York whose life was changed by the love and faith of his mother.
Based in Victor Torres’ real life, VICTOR is an example of perseverance, faith and true love for everyone. In the early 1960s, Victor Torres and his family moved to Brooklyn, New York from their native Puerto Rico in search of a new life. The American dream quickly fades as they fell lost in their new country. As a new recruit in a street gang, a teenage Victor embarks on drug-trafficking business in an attempt to help his struggling family. Victor is quickly enslaved by drug use, and his parents, desperately search to find a way to save their son. A faith-based rehabilitation program is their last chance to rescue Victor.
We are so honor to be able to create a performing arts interpretation of Victor’s life, but most important to have Victor Torres and his family guiding artistic director, Ana Ines King through this journey. Victor Torres lives in Richmond with his family, where they have established a rehabilitation center to help many people in desperation of recuperating from drug addiction, alcoholism, home less and families in need of a new life to come. Victor’s true story is much deeper and has made a lasting impact on the world today.
We could not be more passionate about sharing this inspiring and true story that explores the power of faith to transform a life and the courage of a mother who never loses hope for her child.