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Ensemble Espanol "Flamenco Passion"

Ensemble Espanol’s 36th Annual American Spanish Dance & Music Festival culminates with three critically acclaimed crowd-pleasing “Flamenco Passion” live music and dance performances at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Friday, June 22 and Saturday June 23 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, June 24 at 3 p.m. The program includes four world and three two U.S. premieres. Joining the dancers of Ensemble Español are guest dancers and choreographers Carmela Greco, daughter of the legendary José Greco; Paloma Gómez, former principal with the National Ballet of Spain and Founder and Artistic Director of Compañia de Danza Paloma Gomez; Jose Barrios, principal dancer of the Maria Pages Company. The impressive roster of guest singers and musicians will include Flamenco singer Manuel Palacin (Madrid), Flamenco singer and guitarist Paco Fonta (Miami), Venezuelan-born percussionist Javier Saume Mazzei, Flamenco guitarist Scott Mateo Davis and pianist, Juan Antonio Mata (Madrid). For tickets or more info visit northshorecenter.org.

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