FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Sarah Chambless Federer
WHO: The New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA), The NOCCA Institute and Unión Tanguera
WHAT: As part of NOBA's 2014-15 Main Stage Season of Dance, the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) and The NOCCA Institute co-present the New Orleans premier of Union Tanguera. Co-directed by trailblazers Claudia Codega and Esteban Moreno, Unión Tanguera is a French-Argentinean ensemble of seven virtuoso tango dancers and a quartet of Buenos Aires' finest musicians.
The company will present three full-evening performances of Nuit Blanche (Sleepless Night).The sexy and flirtatious tango takes center stage in this stylish and contemporary work. Set in a nightclub at the end of a late-night milonga, Nuit Blanche illuminates the wanderings, desires, instincts and fears that unfold in one sleepless night.
WHEN: Friday, March 20, 8 pm
Saturday, March 21, 8 pm (Sold-out)
Sunday, March 22, 2 pm
WHERE: Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, NOCCA
2800 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70117
HOW: A limited number of tickets are still available. Single tickets are $50, and students with a valid student ID can purchase tickets for $35. Tickets may be purchased by calling the NOBA Box Office at 504-522-0996 or online at www.nobadance.com .
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NOBA is the Central Gulf region's premiere presenting and service organization dedicated solely to the art of dance. NOBA's dynamic Main Stage season annually features a diverse array of world-class companies and artists. Each year NOBA provides concerts, classes, workshops and lectures to more than 30,000 area dance enthusiasts of all ages. In addition, NOBA's nationally recognized award-winning education programs provide the youth of our community access to quality arts programs with over 5,500 tuition-free dance classes and workshops annually at ten sites throughout the Greater New Orleans area.
The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) is a tuition-free arts conservatory for high school students and an agency of the State of Louisiana. The NOCCA Institute, a non-profit organization, provides support and advocacy for NOCCA. The Institute offers access to excellence in the arts for students, faculty, and the community-at-large. For information, please visit www.NOCCA.com and www.NOCCAInstitute.com.
NOBA is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA); a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and the NEA, a Federal agency; a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans, as administered by the Arts Council of New Orleans (ACNO); and a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, as administered through ACNO. Unión Tanguera's Nuit Blanche is funded in part by a grand from South Arts in partnership with the NEA and the Louisiana Division of the Arts.