elcome to the summer's "Must See" event, the annual American Spanish Dance & Music Festival presented by the Ensemble Español Center for Spanish Dance & Music in residence at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), Chicago, now celebrating their 37th Anniversary. Founded by artistic director, Dame Libby Komaiko, the festival hosts the cast of 40 sensational dancers, singers, musicians, and guest artists who bring the magic of Spain to Chicago through their exciting fusion of traditional, classical, folkloric, Flamenco, and dramatic theatrical productions. The festival also presents a comprehensive series of 57 master classes and workhops for undergraduate and graduate credit or non-credit. Company costume exhibits and Meet the Artists sessions are also part of the acitivites.
This season experience Dame Libby's full company masterwork, BOLERO, now celebrating it's 20th anniversary.
Don't miss company world premier works with stellar cast of guest artists; Carmela Greco, legendary Flamenco dancer and daughter of the world famous, Jose Greco, Paloma Gomez and Raquel Gomez, former principals of the National Ballet of Spain, Jose Barrios, Principal Dancer of the Maria Pages Flamenco Dance Company, with musicians, Paco Fonta, Flamenco singer and guitarist, Antonio Gabarri Jimenez, Flamenco guitarist, Luis Galvez, Tenor, Patricia Gil Humanes, Flamenco singer and Javier Saume Mazzei, percussionist.