Christine Stravinski 414-286-3611
Harry Cherkinian 414-978-8014
BALLET HISPANICO HEATS UP THE PABST THEATER WITH LATIN DANCE RHYTHMS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (July 17, 2003) Ballet Hispanico, presents NIGHTCLUB, spotlighting three eras of the hottest Latin dance crazes, at the Pabst Theater on Saturday Sept. 27th at 8 p.m.
Ticket prices range from $29 to $59 and can be ordered by calling 414-286-3663 or toll free 1-800-511-1552 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily or by visiting the Pabst Theater Box Office at 144 E. Wells Street in the Milwaukee Center, noon 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 90 minutes before any Sunday event. Tickets are also available online anytime at www.pabsttheater.org or www.tickets.com and at all Sears stores.
Ballet Hispanico, recognized around the world as the foremost interpreters of Hispanic culture in the United States, creates the hottest club of its own with NIGHTCLUB, which traces the progression of Hispanic culture over 75 years. Traveling from the dance halls of Argentina between the world wars to the hottest clubs of today’s New York City, NIGHTCLUB is a stunningly theatrical production with artistic and athletic dancers blazing across the stage dancing the classic Astor Piazzola tangos, Latin dances of the 50’s, and today’s dynamic DJ-driven club music. Three dance segments, each set in a period nightclub, portray the evolving role of Hispanics in America. History never looked or danced so "hot," to the beat of Latin dance rhythms, sultry tangos and the contemporary beats of modern day dance culture. NIGHTCLUB is performed without intermission and runs 80-90 minutes.
Beginning with the traditional Latino society of the 1920's and 30's through the immigration waves of the 1950's, to the present day Hispanic culture, NIGHTCLUB illustrates the foundation, struggles, and history that have shaped Latino tradition, ethnicity and customs into the cultural force that they are today.
NIGHTCLUB’s design team is a vibrant group of top Broadway artists who transform any performance space into a dynamic theatrical environment as costumes, setting and lights shift from one era to the next. Three renowned artists in theater, dance and film have each choreographed a segment: Graciela Daniele has received numerous Tony nominations for her direction and choreography in such Broadway hits as ANNIE GET YOUR GUN and RAGTIME; Louis Perez has staged and performed in numerous Broadway productions including CHICAGO and JEROME ROBBINS BROADWAY; and Sergio Tujillo has choreographed for film (Woo) television, music videos (Paul Abdul) and theater.
Founded in 1970 by Artistic Director Tina Ramirez, Ballet Hispanico's innovative repertory fuses ballet, modern and Latin dance forms into a spirited image of contemporary Hispanic-American culture. Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, the company has performed for over two million people.
The Pabst Theater located in the heart of Milwaukee at 144 E. Wells Street has raised its golden curtain on more than 25,000 performances. A treasure house of theater history, it is the fourth-oldest continuously operating theater on the same site in the United States. Virtually every great name in 20th century music, dance, and drama has graced the Pabst Theater stage. With its 1895 splendor and charm undiminished, the intimate and acoustically amazing Pabst Theater now presents over 200 music, comedy, dance, and drama performances every year. Cudahy’s Irish Pub is located inside the Pabst Theater and is open one hour before every performance. Drinks are generally welcome inside the Pabst Theater during performances.