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Noche Flamenca part of Hispanic Heritage Month events at NMSU

New Mexico State University will present Lucilene de Geus and Paco Antonio in Noche Flamenca at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, and Saturday, Oct. 11, in the Corbett Center Auditorium as part of the university's Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

Lucilene de Geus and Paco Antonio will perform in Noche Flamenca Oct. 10-11 as part of New Mexico State University's Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. (Courtesy photo)

t of Noche Flamenca, de Geus and Antonio will be joined by members of New Mexico State's dance program. These students participated in a spring flamenco workshop taught by the dancers.

De Geus has performed with Ramon de los Reyes' Spanish Dance Theater and Amaya Flamenco Sin Limites. She has performed on the PBS program "The Passion of Spanish Dance," several dance productions by choreographer Pablo Rodarte and in concerts with groups such as Alma Flamenca, Cabaret Flamenco, El Pelete, Estampa Espanola, the Dallas Opera, Opera Columbus and the North Atlantic Ballet Company.

De Geus studied at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York and the Minsk School of Choreography in Belorussia and currently teaches ballet at New Mexico State.

Antonio has performed in the Teatro Flamenco Benefit Gala 2002, Festival Flamenco Internacional, Ritmo Flamenco, Dance Espana and the Santa Fe Opera's productions of "La Traviata" and "Eugene Onegin."

Antonio is pursuing his master's degree in dance at New Mexico State. He has a bachelor's degree in dance from the University of New Mexico, where he studied Spanish, modern and ballet dances. He was a faculty member at UNM for 12 years.

Tickets will be on sale at the door and are $5 for children and NMSU students and $8 for adults.

For more information contact Debra Knapp, physical education, recreation and dance assistant professor, at (505) 646-2070 or Laura Gutierrez Spencer, director of Chicano Programs, at (505) 646-4206.