Taking a hesitant step off the stage.During Ballet Hispanico's season at The Joyce Theater The Joyce Theater is a 472-seat dance performance venue located in the Chelsea area of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. The Joyce Theater Foundation, the organization founded in 1982 that operates the theater, also owns the Joyce SoHo dance center located in a in November, Pedro Ruiz received a star's glorious farewell Farewell
Auld Lang Syne
closing song of New Year’s Eve. [Music: Leach, 91]
(last rites) anointing at the hour of death, sacrament of Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church. from an enthusiastic audience. After 20 years with the troupe, the elegant 42-year-old dancer will no longer tour with the company. Missed will be the dignity and the emotional meaning that he brought to each role. To allow more time for his expanding choreographic cho·re·og·ra·phy
n. pl. cho·re·og·ra·phies
a. The art of creating and arranging dances or ballets.
b. A work created by this art.
2. and teaching activities, Ruiz's performances with the company will be limited to New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of .
Calling his time with Ballet Hispanico "a dream career," Ruiz did not sound ready to stop touring. "I might not be able to dance three ballets a night," he said, "but I'm in good condition and could continue full-time." Still, he acknowledged that choreographing had begun to cut into his time. In May at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center A performing arts center, often abbreviated PAC, is a multi-use performance space that can be adapted for use by various types of the performing arts, including dance, music and theatre. , Ruiz will premiere a new work. Among his four works for Ballet Hispanico, the most moving, Guajira, pays tribute to his native Cuba. "Dancing is how I've always expressed myself," Ruiz said. "It's then I feel free.