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Isaac Hernandez debuts in Hong Kong
The 28 year old Mexican dancer has obtained one of the most important dance prizes in the world, the Benois de la Danse, for the “Best Dancer” category - Photo: Rebecca Blackwell/AP

Isaac Hernandez debuts in Hong Kong

30/06/2018
18:03
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Mexico City
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Mexican dancer Isaac Hernández made his debut yesterday at the Hong Kong stages playing the leading role in Giselle

Mexican dancer Isaac Hernández made his debut yesterday at the Hong Kong stages playing the leading role in Giselle barely three weeks after being awarded with the Benois de la Danse 2018, the highest recognition given to ballet dancers in the world.

“I have just arrived in Hong Kong and I am at a very good moment of my career. Winning the Benois prize a few days ago only proves what I have thought ever since I started dancing: That with enough effort and patience, you can achieve anything,” Hernández said at an interview upon his arrival at the Chinese capital.

Hernández, leading soloist for the English National Ballet led by Tamara Rojo, made his debut last night in the city of Hong Kong playing the leading role in the ballet Giselle, directed by the world-known choreographer Akram Khan. The tickets were sold out.

The 28 year old Mexican dancer has obtained one of the most important dance prizes in the world, the Benois de la Danse, for the “Best Dancer” category.

“Now that I have already fulfilled my dreams, I would like to leave a mark for ballet in my country,” said Hernández.

The young man has started several projects in Mexico to try and boost the promotion of art through dance. On August 25, the Mexican dancer will return to the National Auditorium with the show Despertares, along with dancers from some of the most prestigious companies in the world. He has also expressed his excitement about New Suite, by William Forsythe, with famous dancers Maria Kochetkova and Sebastian Kloborg. Furthermore, he has worked to promote scholarships and master classes for Mexican dancers.

“I have kept growing as a professional and I would like to keep trying new things. I like to explore and learn about the way things are done in each part of the world,” he added.
 

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Isaac Hernández: Turning ballet into a subject of public interest

After receiving the Prix Benois de la Danse, Isaac Hernández commented on his future plans and his excitement about the show "Despertares" in Mexico City
Isaac Hernández: Turning ballet into a subject of public interestIsaac Hernández: Turning ballet into a subject of public interest

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