Roxey Ballet Connecting to Hispanic Heritage
Roxey Ballet Executive and Artistic Director, Mark Roxey, is returning to his roots, (again) to explore his culture through dance creating new work and featuring 3 additional BIPOC choreographers exploring their Latino-Hispanic, Afro-Caribbean heritages in an evening of “Latin Creations.
The Latin Creations choreographers are: Giovanni Ravelo - of Columbia, South America; Mark Flaco Best - a Philadelphia native and professional Ballroom and Latin Dance Choreographer; Solana Hoffman-Carter-former student of Roxey Ballet and currently of the Sunbridge Institute in New York; and Mark Roxey- Co-founder originally from Brooklyn, New York. Visit: https://www.roxeyballet.org/channel for choreographer biographies.
Roxey Ballet has a rich history of producing dynamic productions, serving the community with its unique and well-conceived performances and education programs that include residencies, lecture-demonstrations, community events, and a broad range of outreach initiatives that promote arts access for all and remove cultural, economic, geographical, intellectual and physical barriers to participation by all persons in all cultural activities.
This Latin Creations project promotes Latin, Hispanic, and Afro-Caribbean culture in creative and artistic ways with 4 choreographers creating works based on their cultures, accessible to all person’s with cultural differences as choreographers, participants, and audience members. In addition to the exploration and creation of the culturally relevant work, the project will include interviews with the choreographers and dancers and be featured on Roxey Ballet's Channel for virtual viewings.
This Made for Television virtual event conducted in our newly created soundstage will be the culmination of the three month long creative process of this Latin Creations event, a cultural exploration project to share innovative Latin/Hispanic based works, classes, and workshops for the dancers and surrounding communities, states, and countries.
The Made for Television event on the Roxey Ballet Channel will premiere Friday, May 14, 2021. For tickets visit: https://www.roxeyballet.org/channel
We have no doubt in the successful implementation of this project to reach those locally and from afar as our Made for Television Nutcracker 2020 reached 23 states and 16 countries including Spain, Columbia, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and Chile, and 15 of the 21 counties in New Jersey.