A Night of Spanish Dance Featuring "Bolero" and "Mil Clavos"

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Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater

presents A Night of Spanish Dance

Featuring "Bolero" and "Mil Clavos"

Saturday, February 6 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $28

Ticketholders may enjoy a pre-show complimentary sampling of food at 6:30p.m

Go on an epic journey through Spain with Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater's celebration of Flamenco, classical, folkloric, and contemporary dance, set to traditional Spanish rhythms. In this 40th anniversary tribute, the company highlights Maurice Ravel's most popular work, the Bolero, which premiered in Paris in 1929. Combining flamenco and contemporary dance styles, choreographer and rising star Ron de Jesus creates "Mil Clavos - One Thousand Nails." Mil Clavos presents traditional Spanish dance in a modern context, referencing the clavos, or the nails that are pounded into the bottom of the dancer's shoes. It affirms that the "nail" that holds time-honored traditions and modern sensibilities together is found in the artist's dedication to their craft.

Dance Styles
Traditional/Indigenous Dance


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