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The School of Arts, Media and Communication Co-Hosts 14th Annual Bailando Dance Festival at the Island University

August 27, 2013

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas– The School of Arts, Media and Communication (SAMC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Corpus Christi Concert Ballet will host the 14th annual Bailando Dance Festival from Thursday, Sept. 26, through Saturday, Sept. 28, on the University campus.  The festival, which is open to the public, will include adjudication concerts, master classes, and end with a celebration gala.

Highlights of this year’s festival include Ekaterina Uksuskinova, Audition Director and Soloist for the Moscow Ballet and the Ad Deum Dance Company from Houston. Uksuskinova, a highly-trained dancer and accredited dance/movement pedagogue, will perform during the Bailando Dance Festival Adjudication Concert on Friday, Sept. 27.  The Ad Deum Dance Company will perform on two evenings on Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28.

Events are as follows:

  • Thursday, Sept. 26, through Friday, Sept. 27 – Bailando Dance Festival Adjudication Concerts will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26, and Friday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. During the two evening performances, a panel of experts will critique the works of choreographers from all over the state of Texas. On Friday evening, special guests will include Ekaterina Uksuskinova of the Moscow Ballet and Ad Deum Dance Company from Houston, Texas.  Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for students each night and can be purchased at www.ccbailando.com or the box office one hour prior to the performance.

 

  • Friday, Sept. 27 through Saturday, Sept. 28  Bailando Dance Festival Master classes will be held on Friday, Sept. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Dugan Wellness Center and Island Hall. Classes will be offered in a variety of dance styles from teachers and professionals from across Texas.  For registration and pricing information, and a full schedule, go to www.ccbailando.com.

 

  • Saturday, Sept. 28 The Bailando Dance Festival Gala Celebration Concert will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Select performances from the adjudication concerts will be showcased as well as performances by the Corpus Christi Concert Ballet, Texas A&M Island Dance Company and the Ad Deum Dance Company from Houston, Texas. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students each night and can be purchased at www.ccbailando.com or the box office one hour prior to the performance.

 

For more information, go to www.ccbailando.com; contact Jilissa Cotten at 361.993.3262; or e-mail dance@ccbailando.com.

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