Latin American Organization (LAO) with support of the Afro-Latino Alumni/ae Association (ALAA) presents the seventh annual Extravaganza celebration. Come join in the celebration and embracing of Latin American culture at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at Comstock Dining Hall.
Salsa dance lecturer, instructor, and performer Eileen Torres will discuss the performing arts and the culture of Latin American music as the evening's guest speaker. Torres has provided instruction for groups and private students in Washington, D.C. for the last six years. She has served as ethnic dance instructor at the Duke Ellington School for the Arts. Currently she instructs and choreographs for the Latin Performing Group, made up of adolescents and teens, based in Arlington, Va. She teaches at Calvary Bilingual Multicultural Learning Center and in nightclubs, as well as for several government agencies and health and fitness fairs.
Continue the night with LAO and ALAA at the Smith Opera House with a performance at 8 p.m. by the Dance Theatre of Harlem. The troupe will present “Dancing Through Barriers,” a program which explores racial, economic, geographic or personal barriers through ballet.
After the two events, Kick back with LAO at an after-party with the latest music and flavor, from midnight until 4 a.m. at the Cellar Pub.
Student tickets, including the performance at the Smith, can be purchased for $8 from LAO board members only. Members are Fatima Duran, Myriam Torres, Rafael Rodriguez, Jordan Perez, Veronica Mora, Cynthia Okerfelt, and Gregory Tull. Faculty and staff tickets must be purchased from Rafael Rodriguez, and cost $27 for both the Extravaganza and the performance at the Smith, or $7 for the Extravaganza only.
For more information contact Rafael Rodriguez, at ext. 6187 or e-mail Rafael.Rodriguez@hws.edu.