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BRAZILIAN

2/16/17 - Balé Folclórico Da Bahia: Bahia of All Colors - This 32-member dance company is the only professional folk dance company in Brazil and represents the culture, traditions, music, and movements of the people of Bahia. 8:00 pm, Proctor’s Theater, Schenectady, NY. Box Office (518) 346-6204 (from Proctor’s Theater)



FRENCH

Entre Amis - To find out more about this French discussion group based in Niskayuna, please contact Machteld Depoortere at mdepoortere@nycap.rr.com. They typically meet the first Wednesday of the month from September to June,7:00-9:00pm. (no summer meetings). Participants must be able to carry on a discussion in French.

Le Groupe litteraire - Fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm meet to discuss selected works of French literature at the Colonie Town Library,  629 Albany Shaker Rd, Loudonville, NY 12211-1196, (518) 458-9274 For details contact Hannelore Wilfert, wilfeh@verizon.net.

 

ITALIAN

9/10/16 - Little Italy Street Festival - Over 120 artists will display paintings, photography, and sculpture on the streets surrounding the Lawrence statue at Front and North Ferry Streets in Schenectady. Italian food and all manner of Italian cultural exhibits all day long. 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Contact: littleitalyschdy@yahoo.com

10/23/16 - Spellbound Contemporary Ballet - Led by choreographer Mauro Astolfi, the physical splendor and technique of this Italian company has brought it accolades as one of the day’s most innovative contemporary dance ensembles. 8pm, The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY.  Tickets are only available through The Egg Box Office at (518) 473-1845 or on-line.


LATIN AMERICAN

2-13-16 - Latin America in Song - Pianist Max Lifschitz and a guest vocalist perform a program of art songs written by poets and composers from various Latin American countries. Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, 7:00 pm. PAC Box office: 518-442-3997

 

RUSSIAN

9/10/16 - Russian Themed Fashion Show "Passion Runway"- The "Passion Runway" will be showcasing couture and luxury fashion with Russian flair, presenting dazzling runway fashion shows of three Russian designers and an eclectic array of live entertainment along with tours of the beautifully restored The Venue and a gala cocktail reception.  5pm at The Venue, 65 Congress St, Cohoes, NY. For more information contact events@newrussiacenter.org.

9/17/16 (7:00pm),   9/18/16 (2:00pm) - "Stories from a Siberian Village"- dramatic act based on Vasily Shukshin’s short stories.   . These stories are set in a remote Siberian village caught in transition between rural traditions and modern Soviet life. There Shukshin's peasants—survivors of revolution, collectivization, and war—seek their identity in a "brave new world."  In Russian and English. Schenectady Civic Players Theatre, 12 S Church, Schenectady NY. For more information contact events@newrussiacenter.org.

9/21/16 -  Le Sacre du Printemps for Two Pianos performed by RusCaPiano Duo.  Ilya Blinov from Susquehanna University and Christian Matijas-Mecca from the University of Michigan will perform Stravinsky’s original four-hand version along with other Russian works. 7pm, Performing Arts Center, UAlbany. Tickets: $8 for the general public and $4 for students, seniors & UAlbany faculty/staff. For further information, contact the Box Office at (518) 442-3997.

 

SPANISH

10-1-16 - Il Divo , Amor & Pasion Tour. "In their career to date, Il Divo have already proven how the power of music transcends category and defies definition. And now their latest album appears certain to bring a whole new level of Latin fuego to the extraordinary Il Divo story, whilst showing how - after more than a decade topping charts around the world - they still ooze with their legendary passion. ... The flavours and sultry rhythms of Spain and Cuba, Argentina and Mexico give a nod to the quartet's beginnings, whilst marking an exciting new chapter in their career. "AMOR & PASION" - an album full of love and romance." (from Palace Theater) 7:30 pm, Palace Theater, 19 Clinton Ave, Albany NY. (518) 465-3334

11/14/16 - Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company - Award winning guitarist Paco Peña performs “Flamencura” with his hand-picked company of dancers, guitarists and singers which dramatically illustrates the razor-sharp precision and emotional spontaneity that comprise Flamenco dance. 8pm, The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY.  Tickets are only available through The Egg Box Office at (518) 473-1845 or on-line.  

2/13/16 - Latin America in Song - Pianist Max Lifchitz and a guest vocalist perform a program of art songs written by poets and conposers from various Latin American countires. 7pm, Performing Arts Center, UAlbany campus (for more infomration www.albany.edu/pac or 518-442-3997.

 

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