September 18, 2013

Tradicion Hispana Dance Troupe
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Leslie F. Malpass Library, Garden Lounge
Description: University Libraries, Casa Latina, Tradicion Hispana Dance Troupe and Western Illinois Museum are hosting the Tradicion Hispana Dance Troupe on Wednesday, September 18th at 7 p.m. in the Leslie F. Malpass, Garden Lounge, as part of the Folk Arts of Illinois Exhibit.

The Tradicion Hispana Dance Troupe will perform four different presentations and dances. The first presentation will be on Mexico and will be followed by a traditional dance called Ballet de Folklore. The second presentation will be on the Dominican Republic and will be followed by a modern dance called the Bachata. The third presentation will be on Puerto Rico and will be followed by a traditional dance, called La Plena. The fourth presentation will be on Cuba and will be followed by a modern Salsa Routine.

The panel exhibit, titled, Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois, is curated by Lisa Rathje and Clark “Bucky” Halker of the Chicago based non-profit, Company of Folk. It thoughtfully integrates the arts and stories of Illinois to create a visually engaging and educational perspective on the state’s cultural heritage. The ten panels designed by Lance Tawzer of AngryPop Designs, tell the stories of artists, and feature art forms representing a wide variety of traditions such as duck decoy carving, Irish fiddle, Mexican murals, and African American Quilts. Every artist is part of a larger tradition, and their stories prompt the question, What will I pass along? A complete description of the panel exhibit can be found at http://www.companyoffolk.org/illinois-folklife/traveling-exhibition/.
Contact Information:
 Tammy Sayles
 Phone: 309-298-3298
 Email: TJ-Sayles@wiu.edu
Source: Libraries

Western Illinois University
1 University Circle * Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309/298-1414 * E-mail info@wiu.edu
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