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Arts at Clarke Silver Series Presents 'International Night: Eastern Europe,' Oct. 10

posted on September 13, 2006

Clarke College’s 2006-2007 Arts at Clarke Silver Series will open on Tuesday, Oct. 10, with “International Night: Eastern Europe.” The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall on the Clarke campus. Admission is $10 and tickets can be reserved beginning Tuesday, Sept. 26, on-line at  www.clarke.edu/artsatclarke or by calling (563)584-8642 weekdays between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Become immersed in the cultures of Eastern Europe when the ensembles of the Clarke music department join with the Ethnic Dance Theatre to present an evening of Eastern Europe.

Ethnic Dance Theatre (EDT) was founded in 1974 as a small ensemble of dancers and singers presenting Balkan traditions. It is the only professional international dance company in the Upper Midwest, and one of only a few in the United States, dedicated to the artistic performance and preservation of world music, song and dance.

Over the past 30 years, EDT has brought over 50 different cultures and traditions to life in colorful and spellbinding performances. EDT’s extensive repertoire of folk dances and music includes such diverse countries as Austria, Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Costa Rica, Pakistan, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Tibet, Turkey and Ukraine. Each year, the company presents over 300 programs.

At intermission, audience members will also be treated to cuisine of Eastern Europe, which will be available for tasting.

For more information, contact the Clarke College Public Relations Office at (563)588-6318.

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