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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Music & Dancing

We’re joining in the fiesta of Hispanic Heritage Month and bringing a Colombian folk dancing powerhouse, Grupo Atlántico, to the Fine Arts Theater on Mineral Area College’s Park Hills campus. The performance is set for 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15.

Tickets are $5 and may be purchased online via Eventbrite.com, at the Mineral Area College Bookstore, and at the door.

Grupo Atlántico, based in St. Louis, is an ensemble of folk dancers whose purpose is to share the rich tri-ethnic heritage (African, Indian and Spanish roots) of the Caribbean and coastal regions of Colombia, South America. The music, rhythms and percussive instruments, as well as the symbolism of costumes, dance steps and body movements evoke the centuries of Hispanic influence on the world. The group’s joyous, earthy dance traditions of Latin America offer exciting glimpses of authentic Colombian Carnival, Native American customs, African and Spanish artistic influences in the New World.

We make an effort each season to present a multicultural arts experience for our community. For 2016-2017, The dancers and musicians of Grupo Atlántico will leave a lasting impression on our audience, who will walk away a new appreciation and knowledge of the traditional music and dance of several South American and Caribbean countries.

Grupo Atlántico kicks off the Mineral Area Council on the Arts’ 2016-2017 Performance Season. There’s still time to purchase a season ticket which gives you admission to six great shows in local venues beginning in October 2016 and running through April 2017. Click here to purchase a season ticket.

Financial assistance for this project is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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