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- October 1, 2011
Owing to international travel delays, the cast of the Kings of Salsa is unable to get to the United States in time to perform at the Center for the Arts and the Hylton Center this weekend, and these shows have been canceled. Unfortunately, their tour schedule does not allow for us to reschedule the performances.
- October 28, 2011 at 8:00 pm
“Evocative and exciting” (Las Vegas Review-Journal) Spain’s premiere flamenco dancer and choreographer, José Porcel, and his company of gifted dancers and musicians dazzle audiences with an explosion of passionate rhythms, powerful movement, vibrant colors, and breathtaking choreography. In his new production, Gypsy Fire, Porcel presents the purest, oldest, and most fiery forms of flamenco. Porcel has been dancing Andalusian folkloric dances and flamenco since the age of 13, and has spent his life studying in Madrid with the masters of the craft. Now he brings his extraordinary company to the Center for the Arts to share the customs, the culture, the art and, most of all, the passion of the gypsy people. “Exceptionally well-trained dancers…crisp technique and rhythmically solid.” (The Washington Post)
$44, $36, $22
- November 18, 2011 at 8:00 pm
Direct from Beijing
Audiences alternately gasp, laugh, and hold their breath as they watch the astounding demonstration of flexibility, agility, and talent of these extraordinary acrobats. For more than 50 years, these amazing artists have traveled the world, executing daring feats with common objects such as tables, chairs, ladders, poles, bowls, and plates accompanied by traditional Chinese music. Centuries ago, performers in China combined their dramatic folk arts with their cultural roots, using common household objects as props, to create an acrobatic art wholly unique to their culture. In 1950, the government established the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China to preserve and carry on this centuries-old art form, and it has since thrived both at home and now abroad. In its inaugural North American tour, this important cultural treasure—every bit as mesmerizing today as it was 3,000 years ago—is packed with fun for families of all ages!
$48, $40, $24
- February 19, 2012 at 4:00 pm
Experience the beautiful songs of joy, peace, and hope, sung in a way that only this celebrated Grammy Award-winning South African Gospel choir can sing. “A cornucopia of remarkable voices…meticulous and unstoppable…spirited and spectacular.” (The New York Times) In ten short years, Soweto Gospel Choir has achieved international fame by enchanting audiences with their glorious voices, energetic dancing, vibrant costumes, and most importantly, an exuberant spirit that fills up the heart. This young, dynamic choir of 26 performs both traditional and contemporary songs in some of South Africa’s many languages in a way that leaves audiences overjoyed with emotion. “Sheer jubilation…the rhythm of life.” (Herald Sun, Melbourne, Australia)
Click here to view video of the Soweto Gospel Choir.
$44, $36, $22
- March 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm
There is a concert at the Patriot Center that begins at 8:00 PM, Saturday evening that may cause traffic delays & limited parking for those attending the Ballet Folklorico de Antioquia, Colombia performance.
This impacts most directly those patrons who park in Lot K. Lot K is also heavily used by Patriot Center patrons.
We encourage you to plan to come to campus early. Take this opportunity to enjoy the Pre-Performance Discussion at 7:15 PM featuring Lina Botero (a former dancer with the company) on Grand Tier III, or simply enjoy a pre-performance beverage from our concessions bars in the Concert Hall lobby.
Embarking on its first U.S. tour, this gifted ensemble shares the richness and diversity of the Colombian culture through its spectacular performances of dance and music. The performances feature authentic music, ritualistic dance, and physical theater accentuated with brilliantly-colored and scintillating costumes. Ballet Folklórico De Antioquia, Colombia is recognized for its elegance, excellence, and breathtaking artistry in folkloric music and dance as well as contemporary music and dance. Founded two decades ago by Albeiro Roldán Penagos, the ensemble promotes the richness and cultural identities of its homeland and was honored in 2008 with an invitation to represent Colombia at the Beijing Olympic Games. Don’t miss the stunning beauty and intense passion of these amazing Colombian dancers!
$46, $38, $23
- March 18, 2012 at 4:00 pm
The Art of the Drum
In this eagerly anticipated new production, athletic bodies, vibrant costumes, explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography all combine to create an awe-inspiring theater experience that must be seen to be believed. “Powerful, dynamic, and unique.” (Time Out Chicago) Typically a male-dominated genre, TAO includes both male and female performers who undergo years of training at a compound in the mountains of Japan until they reach the highest level of virtuosity. The drummers draw on their diversity of talents—rock musicians, gymnasts, composers—to add their own flair to the performance, resulting in a fresh, energetic interpretation of the ancient art of Japanese drumming. Since their sensational world debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2004, they have toured the world, performing in 17 countries, and 400 cities for more than four million adoring fans.
$48, $40, $24