Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bluegrass, Tango, Cuban Ensembles Lead 36th Season of Great Performances at Vanderbilt

Posted By on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 5:32 PM

The Punch Brothers, featuring former Nickel Creek mandolinist/singer Chris Thile, is among the seven acts who make up the 36th Great Performances at Vanderbilt schedule, just announced today. Sometimes overlooked beyond the Vanderbilt campus, Great Performances is the city's all-but-unchallenged leader in hosting world-class performing arts ensembles, from theater and world music to dance and spoken word.

Although single tickets won't go on sale until Sept. 10, subscription packages are now on sale through Sept. 3 at VU's Sarratt Student Center and on the Great Performances website, ranging from $196 to $224. After the jump: a full list of the performances from today's release.

David Dorfman Dance Company relives 1973 with Sly and the Family Stone in Prophets of Funk-Dance to the Music, 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in Langford Auditorium.

The Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile visits campus for Parent and Family Weekend with their version of country classical chamber music, 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in Ingram Hall.

Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Dia de los Muertos. The university celebrates the bicentennial of Mexico with the Grammy award winner and fifth generation legend Natividad “Nati” Cano, celebrating the Day of the Dead. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, in Langford Auditorium.

2b Theatre performs Invisible Atom, which tells the story of fortune and misfortune in a tale that covers everything from economics to classical physics. The company recently garnered the 2010 Herald Angel award at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival. Noon and 7:30 p.m, Friday, Feb. 25, in VU Student Life Center Ballroom.

Tango Buenos Aires, Fire and Passion. One of Argentina’s great cultural exports, Tango Buenos Aires offers authentic Tango, created for the Jazmines festival at the famous cabaret, Michelangelo, with live music under renowned band leader, Osvaldo Requena. 7:30 p.m, Thursday, March 17, in Langford Auditorium.

Afro Cuban All Stars. Following in the vein of legendary Cuban orchestras such as Los Van Van and the Buena Vista Social Club, the group has become known as one of the greatest orchestras today. The group revisits Great Performances after a seven-year hiatus. 8 p.m. Friday, April 1, in Langford Auditorium.

Trisha Brown Dance Company, Pygmalion. The iconic choreographer celebrates the company’s 40th anniversary in a story of love and magic based on Jean Philippe Rameau’s opera (1748) as originally told in Ovid’s Metamorphosis. 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, in Langford Auditorium.

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