“An ensemble of extraordinarily beautiful, passionate, superbly skilled dancers” (Chicago Sun-Times). Following their triumphant performances in Spain in 2016 and their fiery 40th anniversary finale at the Auditorium Theatre last fall, Ensemble Español returns to the Auditorium to open the 2017-18 “Made in Chicago” Dance Series. The company’s new program brilliantly blends flamenco, classical, contemporary, and traditional forms of dance, and features the piece Defalla, Fuera de la Caja (Defalla, Out of the Box), Angel Rojas’ contemporary take on part of the classic ballet The Three-Cornered Hat (first performed at the Auditorium Theatre in the 1930s by Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo)set to the music of La Vida Breve (The Brief Life) by Manuel de Falla. The program also includes audience favorites Iroko, choreographed by Rojas and Carlos Rodriguez (of the Nuevo Ballet Madrid), and Founder Dame Libby Komaiko’s 1983 piece Ecos de España, as well as Komaiko’s celebrated signature work Bolero. See the company the Chicago Tribune calls “exciting, sensual, and breathtaking.”

Phone: 312.341.2300 | Box Office: 50 E Congress Pkwy
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Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater is in residence at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago.

Please note: Artists, programs, and dates are subject to change. Ticket prices may change due to demand.


Community Dance with Ensemble Español | October 5 @ 6-7PM
Katten-Landau Studio, 425 S Wabash Ave, 4th Floor

Open to anyone who loves to move (no dance experience required – all ages welcome), the Auditorium Theatre kicks off its Community Dance Series with Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater!  Auditorium Theatre Community Dance will provide YOU the opportunity to learn the style and history of the unique companies that perform on our stage through a basic one-hour dance class experience.

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Reveler Social Club Party | October 6
6PM :: Pre-Show Party | 7:30PM :: Performance

Patrons ages 21-45 are able to purchase a $30 ticket to the October 6 performance of Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, which includes a pre-show reception. This $30 ticket includes light bites, 2 drink tickets for beer or  wine, and a main floor seat in the back orchestra. Meet with other young professionals while enjoying a few drinks and delicious food!

If the promo is not automatically applied, use promo code REVELER to unlock the discount and choose your seats!