ENSEMBLE ESPAñOL SPANISH DANCE THEATER'S SPECIAL FAMILY HOLIDAY CONCERT "CONCIERTO NAVIDEñO"
December 14 , 2012 @ 7:30 p.m. | NEIU Auditorium
Dame Libby Komaiko, Founder & Artistic Director
Irma Suarez Ruiz, Associate Artistic Director
In "La Boda de Luis Alonso," Sara Samuels and Jorge Perez magnificently led the ensemble in a bright, elegant showpiece inspired by Spanish light opera and graced with a George Balanchine-like finish.Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune
The Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater will present a Special Family Holiday concert "Concierto Navideño" presented in partnership with Northeastern Illinois University and the Department of Music and Dance Program. Concert highlights include favorites from the Ensemble's extensive repertoire of classical, folkloric and Flamenco dances and music of Spain.
"Stunning variety of Spanish dance." • Chuck Lavazzi, KHPX-St. Louis
The concert will feature the full company with the romantic masterworks of Dame Libby Komaiko's Romantica' (The Romantic Era) to the music of Pablo Sorozábal and Amadeu Vives' from la Zarzuela (light opera) 'Doña Francisquita'; the passionate 'Danza del Fuego' (Dance of the Fire) to the music of Pablo Luna and the breathtaking full company Flamenco Zapateado. Other company highlights include Irma Suarez Ruiz's full classical suite 'El Baile de Luis Alonso' set to the music of Geronimo Gimenez and 'La Boda de Luis Alonso-Boleras' set by guest artist, Paloma Gomez, former principal of the National Ballet of Spain. Also on the program is Mr. Ruiz's fiery Flamenco Cuadro 'Antes del Amancer' (Before Dawn) and 'No Me Olvides' (Do Not Forget Me).
"A slice of pure heaven for die-hard flamenco fans" * Laura Molzhan, DanceMagazine
$20 Students & Seniors
$15 Children under 12
$15 NEIU Students, Faculty & Staff