2006 Encanto Español Tickets Available

2006 Encanto Español
Tickets Currently on Sale

Sample some cheese and wine or non-alcoholic beverage and enjoy an evening mix of classical Spanish, Flamenco and Noveau Flamenco pieces performed by the Texas A&M International University Flamenco Troupe. Catch one of the two 2006 Encanto Español performances scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4 at the Laredo Little Theatre on 4802 Thomas Avenue.

Wine and cheese reception starts at 7 p.m. and the performance starts at 8 p.m.

This event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 per person and available by contacting members of the troupe or Bede Leyendecker, assistant professor of dance at 326.2625.

Proceeds from this event benefit student scholarships.

"A few of the selections to be performed include 'La Boda de Luís Alonzo' by Geronimo Giménez, 'La Leyenda del Beso' by Sotoullo/Vert, 'La Vida Breve' by Manuel de Falla, 'Volare' and 'The Medley' by the Gipsy Kings, 'Duende' and 'Women Walking' by Ottmar Liebert, 'Tanguillos de Cadiz,' 'Tangos de Ole,' 'Andaluz,' 'Abanicos,' 'Baila Maria,' and more from a mix of traditional and contemporary Flamenco artists.

Anna Aguilar will be featured in two vocal selections and will also recite poetry. The TAMIU Guitar Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Gilberto D. Soto will also join the dancers in "Alegrias" and "Tanguillos de Cadiz."

For more information, please contact Leyendecker at 326.2625, e-mail bleyendecker@tamiu.edu or visit office in the TAMIU Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, room 115.

University office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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