Ballet Hispanico Brings Hispanic, Latino Culture to UT

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KNOXVILLE — Ballet Hispanico, one of the leading Hispanic dance groups in America, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Clarence Brown Theatre at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Tickets are $5 for current UT students, $20 for UT faculty and staff and $25 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased online at KnoxvilleTickets.com or at any Tickets Unlimited outlet. They also can be purchased at the ticket office in Thompson-Boling Arena. UT students, faculty and staff may purchase tickets at the Central Ticket Office in the University Center on campus.

Ballet Hispanico, based in Manhattan, has a diverse repertoire that reflects the experience of Hispanic and Latino Americans. Its arsenal of pieces exceeds 75 works created by 45 choreographers around the world.

Tina Ramirez, a Venezuelan-American dancer and choreographer, founded Ballet Hispanico in 1970. It began to serve as a melting pot for dance and Hispanic culture and continues to explore its roots.

In 2009, Eduardo Vilaro, a former Cuban-American principal dancer, became Ballet Hispanico’s artistic director. He uses his years of experience and community outreach to lead the company in hosting classes, workshops, summer camps and community programs.

This event is co-sponsored by the Cultural Attractions Committee and Ballroom Mania. For more information on the 2010-11 Cultural Attractions Series, visit http://activities.utk.edu/cpc/cac/.

CONTACT:

Bridget Hardy (865-974-2225, bhardy4@utk.edu)

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