Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium | Edmonton, Alberta
Witness the story of Argentina’s iconic First Lady of Argentina, Eva Perón, reimagined by Ballet Hispanico at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on Friday, September 22, 2023! Ballet Hispanico: Doña Perón invites you to experience contemporary ballet and the life of Eva “Evita” Perón, one of Argentina’s most controversial women. Watch as we walk through her most significant achievements, rumours, and untimely death. This extraordinary production involves the masterful choreography of Olivier winner for Best New Dance, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, live music by British composer Peter, brought to life by renowned Latinx dance company and cultural organization Ballet Hispanico. These talented dancers from diverse backgrounds within the Latinx community will surely transport you to the golden era of Buenos Aires, where emotions run high and dreams come alive on stage! Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in the beautiful and abstract storytelling of Ballet Hispanico! Secure your tickets now!
Ballet Hispanico is calling you to watch the life of Eva Perón told through contemporary ballet at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on Friday, September 22, 2023! Eva Perón, more commonly known as Evita, gained notoriety and won the hearts of the lower economic class in the 1940s due to her affiliation with Former Argentinian President Juan Perón. This newfound fame also meant several rumors surfaced about her scandalous past of sleeping with multiple men. Despite this, Evita leveraged her fame and power to fight for women’s right to vote. All of this has made her one of Argentina’s most controversial women, and her story has been brought to life in different modern productions, such as the famous Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Evita” and our very own Ballet Hispanico: Doña Perón.
A brief glimpse into Eva Perón’s life is enough to warrant the status she has today. As she quickly rose to fame, she became the face of Argentina’s women’s rights movement in the 1940s when women were still not allowed to vote. And despite getting criticized for her shady past, she continued to fight for her advocacy until her untimely death in 1952.
Her life is interpreted through the choreography of award-winning choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and live music composed by Peter Salem to showcase the pivotal facets of her life, from growing up in an impoverished home to becoming Argentina’s First Lady. This production would also not be complete without the brilliant Latinx dancers from Ballet Hispanico who gives life to these performances. Ballet Hispanico is a renowned dance company and cultural organization that prides itself in representing the experiences of the Latinx and Hispanic community through dance since its foundation in 1970. The company aims to promote inclusive and judgement-free environments for creative expression for the Hispanic community while embracing its diversity.
This event will be held at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, a magnificent venue enriching Edmonton's cultural scene since its opening in 1955. As one of Alberta's premier performing arts centers, the Jubilee Auditorium is a perfect venue for artistic excellence, community engagement, and unforgettable live performances.
Don’t miss the chance to watch this unique retelling of Eva Perón’s story and book your tickets now!