The elegance and passion of Spain's dance, music and culture is exhibited by Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater, in Residence at Northeastern Illinois University, with their yearly American Spanish Dance and Music Festival. The Festival commences with three group satisfying "Flamenco Passion" unrecorded music and move exhibitions which incorporate a tribute to Jose Greco's 100th birthday celebration commemoration with exhibitions by Mr. Greco's kids, Carmela, Jose and Lola Greco.
This tribute is coordinated by Juan Mata, establishing individual from the National Ballet of Spain and previous artist with the Jose Greco Spanish Dance Company. Mr. Jose Greco was Dame Libby's first Spanish move instructor, chief and guide. The shows will open with the world debut artful dance via Carlos Rodriguez, "Blemish de Fuego Sea of Fire" respecting Dame Libby in the Flamenco contemporary style. The Ensemble Espanol's widely praised "Bolero" will close each show. "Bolero" denotes its 25th commemoration this year. Visitor performers during the current year's celebration incorporate Flamenco vocalist Paco Fonta, guitarists, Antonio Gabarri Jimenez and Marija Temo and percussionist, Javier Saume Mazzei.