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Photo Credits: Erin Baiano

Sor Juana

Ballet Hispánico
World Premiere
June 1, 2023
New York City Center at 6:30PM
New York, NY

Choreographer:  Michelle Manzanales in collaboration with the Company

Dramaturg: Kiri Avelar


Costume Designer:  Sam Ratelle

Lighting Designer:  Jojo A. Franjoine

Special Effects: BNG Industries

Music: Noel Akchote, Juana Ines de la Cruz, Juan García de Céspedes, Rafael Krux, Maria Jose Llergo, Ofelia Medina, Gaspar Sanz, Estas TonneEmotional Baroque Violin Improvisation – Rafael KruxMadres la de los primores - London Oriana Choir, conducted by Dominic Ellis-PeckhamMadres la de los primores (arr. Guitar) - Noël AkchotéEspañoleta - Jakob LindbergEsta Tarde, Mi Bien Liras - Ofelia MedinaHermoso Amor Que Forxas Tus Flechas - Gisela Crespo, Coro de Cámara de la Universidad De Las Américas: PueblaMe Miras Pero No Me Ves - María José LlergoEmotional Baroque Cello Improvisation - Rafael Krux


Cast: Amir Baldwin, Leonardo Brito, Antonio Cangiano, Amanda del Valle, Cori Lewis, Hugo Pizano Orozco, Omar Rivéra, Isabel Robles, Gabrielle Sprauve, Isabella Vergara

     *Soloist: Gabrielle Sprauve

     **Duet: Gabrielle Sprauve and Isabel Robles

What interest have you, world, in persecuting me?

Wherein do I offend you, when all I want

Is to give beauty to my mind

And not my mind to beautiful things?

— Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz


Sor Juana has been commissioned by New York City Center. Support for new dance works at New York City Center is provided by the Arlene Shuler Artistic Innovation Fund and the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.


This production of Sor Juana was made possible by support from the Perry Granoff New Works Project.

Photo Credits: Erin Baiano

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