BALLET FOLKLÓRICO DE ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA APPEARS AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY'S CENTER FOR THE ARTS
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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR THE ARTS
BALLET FOLKLÓRICO DE ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA
Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 8 p.m.
FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 26, 2012 – For more than two decades, Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia, Colombia has endeavored to promote, celebrate and strengthen the multicultural richness of Colombian culture through dance and music. This ensemble’s spectacular performances feature authentic music and ritualistic dance highlighted with brilliantly colored and scintillating costumes. Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia, Colombia appears at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 8 p.m. HSBC Bank is the 2011-12 Global View Series Sponsor at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts. This performance is Family Friendly: tickets are half price for youth through grade 12 when accompanied by an adult. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Pre-performance discussions are sponsored by the Friends of the Center for the Arts.
Founded more than 20 years ago by Albeiro Roldán Penagos in the Colombian city of Medellín, Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia, Colombia debuted in 1991 at the Medellín Metropolitan Theatre. In the years following its debut, Penagos decided to introduce his ensemble to the rest of the world. The ensemble has since toured across the globe, performing to audiences in Spain, Belgium, Holland, Chile, Peru and the United States, among others. Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia, Colombia has received numerous accolades for its professionalism, high technical level and artistic quality. In 1998, the ensemble earned the “Cabe Citar” Gold Medal at the Stylized Folk Olympics in Dijon, France. In 2003, it was awarded the “Ugo Re Capriata” special recognition award at the International Folk Dance Festival in Agrigento, Italy. In 2005 and 2009, the ensemble received a special recognition for its participation in the International Festival of the Performing Arts in Tamaulipas, Mexico. The ensemble was also granted the “Perfección” special recognition honor at the 25th Annual International Festival in Quebec in 2006. More locally, it was recognized at the Folkmoot International Festival in North Carolina. In 2008, it was a special guest at the Olympic games in Beijing, being the first Colombian group to ever participant in such an event. The ensemble was also invited to participate in the opening and closing ceremonies at the South American Games in Medellín in 2010.
HSBC Bank is the 2011-12 Global View Series Sponsor
at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts.
Tickets for BALLET FOLKLÓRICO DE ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA are $23, $38, $46. Family Friendly: youth through grade 12, half price when accompanied by an adult. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit cfa.gmu.edu. The Center for the Arts complex is located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the deck adjacent to the mainstage Concert Hall and FREE parking is located in university lot K. Visit cfa.gmu.edu.
About Great Performances at Mason
Great Performances at Mason is a program of George Mason University's Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA). CVPA provides an academic environment in which the arts are explored as individual disciplines and interdisciplinary forms that strengthen one another. The college prepares students for careers as creators, performers, teachers, scholars, arts leaders and arts entrepreneurs. Understanding that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the college, welcomes a variety of professional and world-renowned artists, musicians and actors to its stage. Students have the opportunity to perform, create and exhibit their work in a wide variety of public venues including a 2,000-seat Concert Hall. CVPA is home to the Schools of Music, Dance and Art, the Department of Theater, as well as the Computer Game Design, Arts Management and Film and Video Studies programs.
About George Mason University
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