Ballet Hispanico celebrates its 40th Anniversary year with ground-breaking choreography, stirring new music, and inventive media. A multi-media collaboration led by Belgian/Colombian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa will draw from the songs of Chavela Vargas, known for her Mexican rancheras. A new work with music by Gabriela Lena Frank will probe the "Chifa" or Asian influence in Latin America. A third world premiere will celebrate Celia Cruz, the "Queen of Salsa." In tribute to the anniversary of Mexican independence, the company will revive Tres Cantos, Talley Beatty's seminal work from 1975.