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Spring 2017

Flamenco Vivo / Carlota Santana
Niswonger Performing Arts Center

Reserve a free ticket

Poema de Andalucía is a journey through the cultural richness and traditions of the Andalusian provinces that form the “cradle of flamenco.”  Despite their proximity, many stylistic differences exist between the regions of southern Spain. The varied traditions, festivals and rituals of daily life reflect the special character of its people and have made the Andalusian region a wellspring of cultural heritage, not just for dance and song but for poetry, art and literature. Through the language of flamenco, this special ‘Poem’ pays tribute to the unique land and people of Andalucía.

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana is the nation’s premier Spanish and flamenco dance company, known for the purity of its work and the unique way in which it enriches the art of flamenco. Flamenco Vivo actively encourages the creativity and innovation of young artists from both Spain and the U.S. while remaining faithful to its powerful traditions.

Master Class offered Monday, February 6 at 6:00 p.m.

There is limited space for a free master class on Monday, February 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville. If you are interested in being a participant or even a spectator, contact the business office at 423-638-1328. Participants will be registered on a first come-first served basis. 

Flamenco Vivo/Carlota Santana offers classes that range from beginners to advanced levels. All classes increase the participant's awareness and understanding of flamenco dance and its cultural heritage. The classes include a brief history of the origins of flamenco dance, music and song and how the various cultures that inhabited Spain have influenced flamenco. This is a hands-on workshop with instruction in rhythmic handclaps (palmas), arm movements (braceo), body posturing, and footwork (taconeo). The class is supportive and fun, and flamenco technique is woven into a short choreography. By the end of the class the participants will be able to “perform” a simple choreographed dance. 

February 7, 2017
7:00 PM | Niswonger Performing Arts Center
Greeneville, TN

Ticket Reservations

Reservations are required. Limited to 50 Free Tickets.

Deadline to Reserve Tickets

4:00 PM Friday, February 3, 2017

Ticket Pricing

One Free Ticket per Current WS Student
($29.50 each additional ticket)

Reserve a Ticket

Email the following information to eileen.bowers@ws.edu

  • Name
  • WS ID (lookup WS ID)
  • Students wanting to sit together during the performance should state this when making a reservation. Seats will not be in a block, they will be scattered throughout the main level of the theater.

Ticket Pickup

Reserved tickets will be available for pickup at ‘will call’ window

Niswonger Performing Arts Center (NPAC)
212 Tusculum Blvd.
Greeneville, TN

Please plan to arrive at the theater no later than 6:45 PM.

A Woman Called Truth
One Act, 50 Minute Play, by The WordPlayers

A Woman Called Trutgh

A Woman Called Truth is a story of the life and achievements of Sojourner Truth. The play begins at the 1851 women’s rights convention in Akron, Ohio. We then go back in time to 1797 and travel with Sojourner as she remembers some of the extraordinary experiences that shaped her life. We get a glimpse of her highly cruel and unjust treatment as a slave. We experience how she bravely took her freedom and how she fought to free her son. At the end of the play, we learn how she became “Sojourner Truth” and get a taste of her dynamic spirit as an orator as she delivers her famous “Ain’t I a Woman” speech.

February 13, 2017
9:45 AM | Room 100
Greeneville/Greene County Campus
February 13, 2017
3:30 PM | Auditorium
Claiborne County Campus
February 15, 2017
12:20 PM | Lyceum
Morristown Campus
February 23, 2017
6:15 PM | CAPE 104/105
Sevier County Campus

Admission is Free and Open to the Public

Swan Lake
Russian National Ballet

This esteemed Russian company brings to the stage one of the most magical and well-known works from the classical ballet repertoire. This stunning fantasy ballet is inspired by the German legend of Odette, a beautiful princess turned into a swan at the hand of an evil sorcerer. With majestic choreography, an unforgettable score and exquisite costumes and sets, it is easy to see why Swan Lake continues to earn the adoration of classical ballet enthusiasts and attract newcomers.

March 7, 2017
7:00PM | Niswonger Performing Arts Center
Greeneville, TN

Ticket Reservations

Reservations are required. Limited to 50 Free Tickets.

Deadline to Reserve Tickets

4:00 PM Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Ticket Pricing

One Free Ticket for Current WS Students
($25.50 each additional ticket)

Reserve a Ticket

Email the following information to eileen.bowers@ws.edu

  • Name
  • WS ID (lookup WS ID)
  • Students wanting to sit together during the performance should state this when making a reservation. Seats will not be in a block, they will be scattered throughout the theater.

Ticket Pickup

Reserved tickets will be available for pickup at ‘will call’ window

Niswonger Performing Arts Center (NPAC)
212 Tusculum Blvd.
Greeneville, TN

Please plan to arrive at the theater no later than 6:45 PM.

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