West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Distinguished Performance Series presents Chicago-based dance company Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 24. The show begins at 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center.
For four decades, Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theatre has been committed to the presentation, preservation and promotion of the classical, folkloric, flamenco and contemporary dance and music traditions of Spain. The company is celebrating its 40th anniversary during the 2015-2016 season with a year-long tour. The tour will take them across the U.S. and then to Spain.
Ensemble Espanol is internationally recognized as the premier center for Spanish dance, music and culture in America. It has been in residence at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago since 1976. The Ensemble promotes Spanish dance culture in all its forms with dancers, singers, instrumentalists and international guest artists. In 2011, President Barack Obama congratulated Ensemble Espanol for its work in presenting this art form to the many communities served locally, nationally and internationally. For more information visit: www.ensembleespanol.org.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and can be purchased at the WVU Parkersburg Business Office (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) or by calling 304-424-8223.
This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, and additional support from Artsbridge.