“Spanish dance, unlike its counterparts in other concert dance genres, is like fine wine that only improves with age. Ensemble Español proves the point.“
– Lynn Colburn Shapiro, SeeChicagoDance.com
Part of the
American Spanish Dance & Music Festival
Ensemble Español presents
Ensemble Español presents the elegance and passion of Spain’s dance, music and culture at the 43rd annual American Spanish Dance and Music Festival. The Festival honors beloved founder, Dame Libby Komaiko at this years “Flamenco Passion” live music and dance performances.
Dame Libby Komaiko Tribute works include:
BOLERO on Friday June 14 only,
ECOS DE ESPAÑA on Saturday, June 15 only and
DANZA DEL FUEGO on Sunday, June 16 only.
All performances will include premiere full company Flamenco works “Pasion Oculta” (Hidden Passion) by artistic director, Irma Suarez Ruiz, “La Piel Desnuda (Naked Skin) in the Classical Spanish Style, by guest artist, Carlos Rodriguez and Flamenco Tanguillos premiere of “Aires de Cadiz” featuring the Ensemble Español Youth Company by guest artist, Carmela Greco.
Joining this years roster of artists: Carmela Greco, daughter of the legendary Jose Greco, Carlos Rodriguez, Jose Barrios, and musicians Paco Fonta, Flamenco singer and guitarist, Antonio Gabarri Jimenez & David Chiriboga, Flamenco guitarists and Javier Saume Mazzei, percussionist.
The Chicago Tribune hails the company as “pushing Spanish dance into the 21st century.”
Ensemble Español is in Residence at Northeastern Illinois University.
Festival Class Information visit:
“The company looked sensational… The guest artists set the stage on fire… a date worth keeping every summer.”
–Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
“Wowed the audience… Amazing”
–New York Times
One night only ~ Friday, June 14th at 6pm
Must order by May 31
Meet the guest artists and artistic directors
Wine and cheese reception
call 773-442-5916 or email Josephine(at)ensembleespanol(dot)org