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Ensemble Español: ‘Concierto Navideño’

Ensemble Español: ‘Concierto Navideño’

December 6, 2016

Ensemble Español will give students, staff, families and friends of NEIU a taste of fun and festivi...

More Than A Hashtag: Bindis And Bruises

More Than A Hashtag: Bindis And Bruises

March 1, 2016

For six nights an 11 member ensemble cast will use their bodies to express things that make people uncomfo...

4 Continents, 40 Years, 4,000 Performances and Counting

4 Continents, 40 Years, 4,000 Performances and Counting

September 9, 2015

This year marks 40 years since Dame Libby Komaiko founded Ensemble Español, now  a globally recognized...

What’s Next with Ensemble Español?

What’s Next with Ensemble Español?

August 22, 2014

  Aug. 22, 2014 marks sixty days since NEIU’s very own Ensemble Español held its summertime...

A Word from the Executive Director of Ensemble Español

Rut Ortiz

June 3, 2014

Filed under Ensemble Español

  “The mission of the Ensemble Español is the preservation, presentation and promotion of the three styles of the classical, folkloric, Flamenco and contemporary dance and music styles of Spain,” said Jorge Perez, Executive Director for the Ensemble Español, in a written interview with the Independent. According...

Twelve Days of Spanish Dance

Rut Ortiz

June 3, 2014

Filed under Ensemble Español

  This summer, NEIU’s Ensemble Español for Spanish Dance will celebrate Spanish culture with its 38th International American Spanish Dance & Music Festival. This twelve-day spectacle will include flamenco, folkloric and classical styles of choreography, musical themes and costumes. Day 1: The festival begins...