The El Paso community is invited to take part in an entirely new, free musical and dance experience that blends the culture of the Land of the Thunder Dragon with traditional Western music at The University of Texas at El Paso.
The free, one-time event at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 5 p.m.
The performance is recommended for all ages. No tickets are required. For more information, visit bhutan.utep.edu.
UTEP will present an evening that fuses Bhutanese music and dance with Western cultural elements. This program made its world premiere in Thimphu, Bhutan, Oct. 12, 2013, and was the first of its kind ever performed in the tiny Himalayan kingdom nestled between India and China. As part of UTEP’s Centennial Celebration in 2014, Bhutanese dancers and musicians will join world-renowned singers and a chorus and orchestra made up of UTEP students and faculty for the production’s U.S. premiere.
For media interviews and photo opportunities during the week leading up to the performance, please see the schedule below.
TUESDAY, AUG. 26
3:30 – 4:45 p.m.
Bhutanese performance and talk with students from Father Yermo High School, La Fe Preparatory School, Lydia Patterson Institute and other schools in the area at La Fe Preparatory School, 616 E. Father Rahm Ave.
7 – 10 p.m.
Rehearsal at the Don Haskins Center with the chorus and Bhutanese dancers
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27
Bhutanese performance at the Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall for local dance groups
THURSDAY, AUG. 28
Bhutanese performance at Hornedo Middle School
7 – 10 p.m. dress rehearsal at the Don Haskins Center
SATURDAY, AUG. 30
Performance at the Don Haskins Center
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