Ensemble Espanol principal dancers Claudia Pizarro and Jose Torres

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, in residence at Northeastern Illinois University, will be a featured participant in the inaugural Flamenco Without Borders Festival.

Presented by Instituto Cervantes of Chicago in collaboration with the Old Town School of Folk Music and Flamenco Arts Center, the festival will take place over five weeks from Oct. 13 through Nov. 5 at the Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio St. in Chicago. The festival will feature internationally acclaimed flamenco artists from Spain and local Hispanic, Indian, Jewish, Arabic and Romani musicians and dancers. 

Ensemble Español will perform flamenco dances and music from Andalucía and choreographies from Madrid, Seville and Jerez on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 general admission and $20 to students and members of Instituto Cervantes.

The Instituto Cervantes is a public not-for-profit institution founded by the government of Spain in 1991 to promote the Spanish language and the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries throughout the world. It is now the largest international Spanish teaching organization with more than 80 centers on five continents.