VICTOR, The True Spirit of LOVE!
This amazing performance was premiered at The Grace Street Theater on September 7, 2018.
The Latin Ballet of Virginia is proud to the premier of its new original work, VICTOR, The True Spirit of Love, based on the autobiography Victor Torres, inspired by the true story of 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.
Inspired by the true story of a teen from Puerto Rico, VICTOR tells the story of a young gang member whose life was changed by the love and faith of his mother. VICTOR is an example of perseverance, faith and true love for everyone.
In the early 1960s, Victor Torres and his family move to Brooklyn, New York in search of a new life. The American dream quickly fades as they felt lost in their new city. As a new recruit in a street gang, Victor embarks on a 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 honored to be able to create a performing arts interpretation of Victor’s life, With 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 recovering from drug addiction, alcoholism, homelessness and families in need. Victor’s true story and his charitable works have 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.
Here is a short documentary of Victor Torres talking about his life and how it has been transformed.