Celebrating a Decade of Dance

Story by Kimberly Rene’ Vanecek

Photographs courtesy of Julie Benirschke

 
 

It’s been a challenging road for the El Paso City Ballet with low fundraising, finding suitable venues, and competing with other non-profits for support from local residents. But now, things are looking up for this group as they celebrate their 10-year anniversary with a sold out crowd at Get the Pointe Gala at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino this Friday, October 14.

The event features international stars of the dance world, with an emphasis on global flavor. The evening opens with a performance from EPCB’s artistic director, Lisa Skaf, followed by a flamenco dance from New Mexico’s renowned collective ReVoZo, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, and duet from Axioma (a contemporary project out of Mexico City), danced by Jaqueline Lopez and Far Alonso, both from Compania Nacional de Danza.

Decade of Dance
 
 

 

The event features international stars of the dance world, with an emphasis on global flavor. The evening opens with a performance from EPCB’s artistic director, Lisa Skaf, followed by a flamenco dance from New Mexico’s renowned collective ReVoZo, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, and duet from Axioma (a contemporary project out of Mexico City), danced by Jaqueline Lopez and Far Alonso, both from Compañía Nacional de Danza.

Decade of Dance
 
 

 

The sold-out gala is slated to begin at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino with a dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by performances at 7:30.

*El Paso City Ballet is not affiliated with any other dance organization.

For further information please go to www.elpasocityballet.org.