Outreach and Cultural Exchange!

Please support us with your donation by October 1st, 2017

HELP us share our passion for dance and culture while serving and educating at-risk communities in Mexico, and paying tribute to the iconic Puerto Rican community in New York City! 
The artists of the Latin Ballet will be in Mexico with La Pasion de Poe, visiting impoverished urban and rural communities, teaching and performing at schools, centers for youth with special needs, hospitals, and nursing homes. We will also be exchanging cultural dance styles with The Mexican National Folklore Company. (Contemporary, Flamenco, Hip Hop, and Mexican Folklore). Additionally, The Latin Ballet will perform La Pasion de Poe at the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage in the Bronx. 

In New York City, the Latin Ballet will be celebrating the Puerto Rican communities' stories of struggle, determination and assimilation during Puerto Rican heritage month with NuYoRican.

It is our aim to forge connections through the universal experience of dance.

We need to raise $20,000 to be able
to make these tours happen.


Every donation to this project helps us promote diversity and overcome the political divisions keeping communities apart.

We will be going to Mexico in October
and New York City in November!


October 15th – 21st La Pasion de Poe in Mexico
traveling the state of Guerrero throughout the cities of Acapulco, Taxco, Chilpancingo, Iguala and Teloloapan

Bringing the best of Poe's poetry alive with the art of Dance! 
 

La Pasion de Poe is a dance tribute inspired by the life and works of Edgar Allen Poe. Featuring performances based on the following poetry:
 

EL DORADO
INSPIRED BY ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT LEGENDS OF LATINO AMERICA!

THE RAVEN
ONE OF POE'S BEST KNOWN AND MOST LOVED POEMS

TO HELEN
THE FIRST POEM WRITTEN BY POE AT THE AGE OF 11, IN HONOR OF THE MOTHER OF HIS BEST FRIEND.

ANNABEL LEE
TO HIS LOVELY WIFE VIRGINIA

TO ONE IN PARADISE
ABOUT THE GRIEF AND DESPAIR THAT POE EXPERIENCED
 

A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM
ABOUT THE REFLECTION OF LIFE AT ITS END...LIKE A DREAM

SPIRITS OF THE DEAD
INSPIRED BY THE MYSTERIOUS LIFE AND DEATH OF EDGAR ALLAN POE

For a more details on La Pasion de Poe (click link)


November 16-19 - NuYoRican in The Bronx
NuYoRican at The Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance, BAAD! and El Taller Latino.  

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NuYoRican, a moving production in collaboration with award-winning journalist, Julia Torres Barden, author of "NewyoricanGirl...Surviving my Spanglish Life".

“NuYoRican Girl” is a passionate tribute to the Puerto Rican Diaspora community who share similar stories of their migration to the United States. Watching my ancestors’ come back alive on stage was a riveting experience. Words cannot express how honored I am to be collaborating with the spectacular Latin Ballet of Virginia on this inspiring portrayal of mi gente. My heart brims with Boricua pride every single time I see this show.” Julia Torres Barden, author of “NEWYORICANGIRL…Surviving my Spanglish Life."

NuYoRican, portrays the true stories of thousands of migrants to the United States and their triumph as they faced discrimination, assimilation, and political stigma upon their arrival after World  War II.

For a more details on NuYoRican (click link)

 
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  • Sponsor recognition on web and print materials
  • Special invitation to the donor reception
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  • 8 tickets to Friday night Gala
  • T-Shirt (Latin Ballet)
  • A Signed Poster from one of the performances
  • Name listed on Program as Latin Ballet supporter
  • A Big Thank You!

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  • 4 Free tickets to ALL Latin Ballet productions during the '17-'18 season
  • Special invitation to the donor reception
  • 4 tickets to Friday night Gala
  • T-Shirt (Latin Ballet)
  • A Signed Poster from one of the performances
  • Name listed on Program as Latin Ballet supporter
  • A Big Thank You!

 

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  • 2 Free tickets to ALL Latin Ballet productions during the '17-'18 season
  • Special invitation to the donor reception
  • T-Shirt (Latin Ballet)
  • A Signed Poster from one of the performances
  • Name listed on Program as Latin Ballet supporter
  • A Big Thank You!  

 

AMBAR Pledge - $200 or more

  • A Signed Poster from one of the performances
  • Special invitation to the donor reception
  • Name listed on Program as Latin Ballet supporter
  • A Big Thank You!  
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