Live at Heritage Center presents Ensemble Español “Flamenco Passion!”

Feb 24, 2015 | Kristi Lynch

The University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center continues its 2nd annual Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with Ensemble Español “Flamenco Passion!” on Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. Chicago's Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater engages crowds with quicksilver choreography steeped in an atmosphere of romance.

WHAT:           Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series–Ensemble Español “Flamenco Passion!”

WHEN:            Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:          John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center

TICKETS:       $25-$29 adult, $20-$25 faculty/staff/alum, $15 non-UD student/child, $8 UD student 

‘Flamenco Passion’ is a lavish production of original Spanish Classical ballets, folkloric suites, and fiery Flamenco dramas including a rendition of Ravel’s ‘Bolero’. Under the artistic direction of founder Dame Libby Komaiko and associate artistic director, Irma Suárez Ruiz, Ensemble Español is internationally recognized as the premier center for Spanish dance, music, and culture in America. Its 40 sensational dancers, singers, and instrumentalists promote Spanish dance culture in all its forms - from flamenco to traditional folkloric to classical renaissance to the 21st century. The Ensemble’s repertoire contains original work as well as choreography influenced by the National Ballet of Spain.

The performance will be preceded by a free pre-show lecture in Babka Theatre from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. during which a member of Ensemble Español will share background information on the guest dance company and the evening’s performance. The pre-show session closes with a question-and-answer period.

Tickets for Ensemble Español can be purchased now at the Farber Box Office, Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Iowa Arts Council and General Mills Foundation.

TH Media serves as the Heritage Center 2014-2015 season presenting media partner.