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Festival Ballet Albuquerque: Sacred Journeys with Robert Mirabal

Overview

A reflection of our New Mexican cultures and storytelling through dance, music, and spoken word. Our Hispanic culture is prominent in the story “Las Soldaderas,” choreographed by Dominic Guerra and depicting the story of the young lovers and the many brave women who fought in the Mexican Revolution. Two-time Grammy award-winning Taos Pueblo musician Robert Mirabal joins FBA onstage, integrating Native American Pueblo culture of northern New Mexico with the Hispanic culture of the region.

Choreographers for the project include featured choreographer Jock Soto, Patricia Dickinson Wells, Trey Pickett, and Natalee Maxwell, presenting Robert Mirabal favorites from the albums Songs from the Painted Cave, The River, and others.

Jock Soto was born on the Navajo reservation in Gallup, NM to a Navajo Mother and a Puerto Rican father.  Following in the footsteps of his mother, he first learned to hoop dance — an early foundation for what became one of the most celebrated careers at the New York City Ballet.