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WP Presents!
Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater

WP Presents!<br>Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater


Under the artistic direction of Irma Suarez Ruiz and executive leadership of Jorge Perez, the Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater in residence at Northeastern University continues its mission of preservation, presentation and promotion of Spanish dance and culture which also includes the exploration of the country’s history in the; Flamenco, Folkloric, Classical and Escuela Bolera styles and identifies its influence on Latin American art and dance in both traditional and contemporary formats. For 46 years the company has been creating Spanish dance and performing as Chicago’s International Cultural Treasure and ambassador.

The program will open with the critically acclaimed “Danza del Fuego” (Dance of the Fire) (1979) choreographed by the Ensemble’s founder, Dame Libby Komaiko, to the music of Ruiz de Luna in the Neo-Clasical (Flamenco and Classical) styles. The program also features the Flamenco full company work “No Me Olvides” (Do Not Forget Me) (2008) by artistic director, Irma Suarez Ruiz along with her full company classical work, “Baile de Luis Alonso” (Dance of Luis Alonso) to the music of Geronimo Gimenez. Other highlights of this program include “Al Golpe” (To the Beat) and “Ritmo de la Tierra” (Rhythm of the Earth) choreographed by Nino de los Reyes, the first dancer to ever win a Grammy.

Other program works include “Horizonte” (2018) choreographed and performed by Company dancer Monica Saucedo; “Entre Dos Almas” (Between Two Souls) (1998), choreographed and performed by Ruiz and Perez and Solares (2018) Flamenco contemporary work, choreographed by Carlos Rodriguez and performed by Company dancer, Luis Beltran. Musical guest artists performing in the program include Flamenco singer/guitarist Paco Fonta (Jaen/Miami); singer, guitarist, and percussionist José Moreno (Madrid, Malaga, New York); Flamenco guitarist David Chiriboga (Ecuador/Chicago).

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater

Admission: Orchestra $25 • Loge $20 • Seniors 10% Discount
For the following discounts, please CONTACT BOX OFFICE in person or 973-720-2371:
WP Community/Students/Children 50% Discount • WP Students Free (one per ID)

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