Alberta Ballet – Ballet Hispanico in Doña Perón

On stage September 22-23, 2023, Alberta Ballet is pleased to welcome guest company Ballet Hispanico in Doña Perón, a complex and moving portrait of Eva “Evita” Peron, Argentina’s most controversial first lady.

The extremes of power – working class struggle versus high-class opulence – are at play throughout Evita’s life story. Having risen from a shameful past as a dancehall girl to become an influential political figure, she is best known for her activism, championing rights for descamidsados (“the shirtless ones” or working-class labourers).

Choreographer Annebelle Lopez Ochoa (also the choreographer of Alberta Ballet’s BOTERO from the 2022-23 season) offers new voice to the complex story of a beloved and controversial icon and beautifully infuses ballet with tango in a stunning contemporary work.