The Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., will present the return of Ballet Hispanico with the Chicago premiere of "Dona Peron" on March 26-27 only.
Choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa to music by Peter Salem, "Dona Peron" is the first full evening-length work commissioned by the company and reclaims the narrative of the iconic Latina figure by a Latina choreographer.
The work is an explosive portrait of Eva "Evita" Peron, one of the most recognizable and controversial women in Argentinian history. The illegitimate daughter of a prosperous farmer, Peron concealed her past as she rose the ranks from dancehall performer to Argentina's first ladyall before her untimely death at age 33.
"She's not a fairytale character, she's not a literary character," said Lopez Ochoa in a press release. "She's a real woman and, for me, it's interesting to put her on stage because she's difficult to pinpoint. I want to give female dancers real rolesnot always the nice roles. Women are complex and it's nice to show all of these facets. I'm very grateful that I can put this woman, Evita Peron, on stage as a female choreographer."
Tickets start at $37 each and are available at AuditoriumTheatre.org, 312-341-2300 or the box office at 50 E. Ida B Wells Dr.