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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Pablo Aslan's Avantango returns to Bucknell University's Weis Center stage Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m.
"Four years ago, Pablo Aslan's troupe of tango dancers and musicians performed on the Weis Center stage to a thoroughly appreciative audience," said Bill Boswell, director of cultural events for Bucknell University.
"Tango is an art form, music and dance that are somewhat inseparable, that is associated completely with Argentina. Avantango means to keep Tango up-to-date and contemporary," Boswell said. "The company incorporates jazz improvisation, mixing the legendary music of Astor Piazzolla with contemporary idioms and rhythms to keep tango a living, breathing and passionate tradition.
"The collective experience of the Avantango performers encompasses practically every successful tango project in recent years, from the Broadway hits Tango Argentino and Forever Tango, and the film Tango to the tango projects of such diverse musicians as Yo-Yo Ma, Julio Iglesias and Shakira," said Boswell.
Tickets are $20. Tickets for this Weis Center series concert are available in person from the Campus Box Office in the Weis Center weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or at the Bucknell University Bookstore, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Advance tickets also are available by calling 570-577-1000 or online at www.bucknell.edu/Boxoffice. The box office in the Weis Center lobby opens one hour prior to performances.
This concert is made possible in part by a generous contribution by Joyce and Louis Betz. The 2007-08 season of Weis Center Events is generously supported by grants from the Bucknell University Association for the Arts and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support for the series is provided by numerous and generous private donors including members of the Weis Center Green Room Circle and Green Room Board.
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