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UTPA Folkloric Dance Company continues ALEGRIA 2003-2004 Concert series
Posted: 02/11/2004
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The University of Texas-Pan American Folkloric Dance Company will continue its annual performance series of ALEGRIA 2003-2004 at the UTPA Fine Arts Auditorium February 13, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 14-15, 2 p.m.; Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.; and Feb. 21-22, 2 p.m.

A member of the UTPA Folkloric Dance Company performs a dance piece titled "El Venado," a sacred dance ritual of the Yaqui Indians of Sonora.
The company of 36 dancers and musicians will bring to life the color, drama and excitement of Mexico's dance & music. ALEGRIA 2003-2004 will showcase a variety of Mexico's traditional dance art forms.

The dance company will present dance suites from the states of Zacatecas, Tamaulipas Norte, Nayarit, Guerrero, Tabasco and Jalisco.

In addition, the dance company will present a dramatic dance piece titled "El Venado," a sacred dance ritual of the Yaqui Indians of Sonora.

"La Llorona," a choreography based on a legendary folk tale, will also be presented. According to legend, La Llorona is a lamenting, restless spirit who roams the countryside in search of her children.

Both choreographies reflect the drama and excitement of Mexico's dance folklore.

In addition, live musical accompaniment provided by Mariachi Mexico Lindo is sure to make ALEGRIA 2003-3004 an evening of enjoyment for all.

All concerts will be held in the UTPA Fine Arts Auditorium located at the corner of Miguel A. Nevárez and University Drive.

Ticket prices are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, $5 for children under 12 and $5 for UTPA faculty, staff and students.

Tickets are also available at the IBC Wal-Mart Branches in Brownsville, Edinburg, Harlingen, McAllen and Mission; IBC Banks in Pharr, South Padre Island and Weslaco; and the UTPA Payments and Collections Office.

For additional information, contact the UTPA Folkloric Dance Company Office at 956/381-2230 or via e-mail at munozm@panam.edu

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