Hostos Events

Nélida Tirado
CUNY Dance Initiative

    Saturday March 12, 2022 | 7:30 pm | Repertory Theater
    Live at Hostos Community College, Repertory Theater
    FREE Admission

    (718) 518-4455

Hailed by The New York Times as “magnificent” and “utterly compelling,” Nélida Tirado is internationally recognized for her intensity, natural grace, and powerful style.

In Dime Quién Soy, Nélida Tirado embarks on a triumphant and challenging journey “dancing between cultures” in celebration of her authentic self. Raised in the Bronx, Nelida accidentally stumbled into flamenco dance upon her mother’s desires to keep her connected to the roots of her native bomba y plena. In this performance she uses original live music and flamenco dance to transcend and blur the lines of politics, race and identity. Original music by Gonzalo Grau.

The CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI) receives major support from The Mertz Gilmore Foundation and Howard Gilman Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Jerome Robbins Foundation, SHS Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, the National Endowment for the Arts, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.