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Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theatre Flamenco Passion!
Saturday, Oct. 4 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

Described as magnificent, beautiful and scorching, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theatre, the premiere Spanish dance company in the United States, fully embraces the passions of Spain.


The company’s rich history and commitment preserving and presenting classical,folk loric, flamenco, and contemporarydance and music traditions of Spain have been praised by educators, social and arts agencies, journalists and Hispanic world governments. Love, rage,abandonment,and emotional intensity sizzle the stage!

Moraine Valley Community College invites you to our Fine and Performing Arts Center for our 21st season filled with music, dance, theater, and art for all ages. We’re pleased to bring you another outstanding lineup of concerts and special events in our 600-seat Dorothy Menker Theater, our intimate John and Angeline Oremus Theater, and our Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery. Join us!

Shows in the New 2014-15 Season!

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theatre Flamenco Passion!

Saturday, Oct. 4

Art Exhibition: Atrium Gallery
Barbara Diener | Sehnsucht

Aug. 11-Oct. 23

Carol Brookes SLANT: New Works by Carol Brookes

Sept. 22-Oct. 23

Paul Marinaro: Without a Song

Sunday, Oct. 5
2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Described as magnificent, beautiful and scorching, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theatre, the premiere Spanish dance company in the United States, fully embraces the passions of Spain. The company’s rich history and commitment preserving and presenting classical,folk loric, flamenco, and contemporarydance and music traditions of Spain have been praised by educators, social and arts agencies, journalists and Hispanic world governments. Love, rage,abandonment,and emotional intensity sizzle the stage!

Saturday, Oct. 4
7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

Barbara Diener’s photographic portraits and landscapes represent the complex ritualistic and spiritual undercurrents of small townsand rural communities throughout the United States and Europe that are maintained despite a disappearing rural lifestyle.

Barbara Diener | Sehnsucht
Aug. 11-Oct. 23
Reception: Thursday, Sept. 4, 3-5 p.m.
Artist talk at 4 p.m.

barbaradienerphotography.com
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery

Carol Brookes examines the hemisphere as a structure through a series of frame-like architectural wedge forms constructed of wood and canvas and filled with sculptural structures and mixed media materials including textured layers of sculpting epoxy and hardware.

carolbrookes.com
Sept. 22-Oct. 23
Reception: Thursday, Sept. 25, 3-7 p.m.
Artist talk at 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Without a Song, featuring Paul Marinaro, is a carefully crafted performance inspired by his father’s unfulfilled dream to have been aprofessional singer. It is a meticulously culled, exciting, and varied selection of standards on which Paul is accompanied by an array of Chicago’s finest musicians. Paul incorporates the beginnings of his love affair with music when, at the age of 5, he found his father’s homemade 78RPM acetate discs in the attic, heard him singing That Old Black Magic, and was mesmerized. Little did his father know that this scratchy recording would be Paul’s first musical inspiration…and little did he know that it would be restored and used to open hisson’s debut album 66 years later.

Paul Marinaro: Without a Song
Sunday, Oct. 5
2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.