Ballet 5:8 presents Ver la Música, Oír la Danza at the National Museum of Mexican Art on Saturday, November 12 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to continue celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month and give back to the community. Ver la Música, Oír la Danza is available one day only with free performances to the public. The program features high-spirited and vibrant original ballets including Día de los Vivos, Mi Familia and other works that directly amplify Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager’s voice as a groundbreaking Latina choreographer.
Día de Los Vivos is a beloved Ballet 5:8 favorite, created based on Rubio Slager’s personal experience with clinical depression. Every 40 seconds someone in the world dies from suicide. Countless others bear the crushing weight of depression in silence. Día de Los Vivos is a tribute to those that fight each day to stay on this planet. It is a love letter to those who choose to fight the good fight, who choose to believe in hope; to honor all who choose to stay.
Mi Familia is drawn from the choreographer's own personal experiences growing up in a multi-racial family. Mi Familia celebrates the beauty of family and relationships that can be experienced by all people, transcending racial and cultural differences. The work has a fun-filled flavor, utilizing traditional Mexican folklorico movements to create a lively, relatable picture that is sure to have audiences dancing along.
Patrons are invited to enjoy the free performances made possible by donated support in celebration of the Year of Chicago Dance. Tickets must be reserved in advance.
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