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World Dance Alliance Americas Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Opening Ceremony

OPENING PRAYER CEREMONY

Danza Azteca Omecoatl

RECEPTION

Mariachi Tapatio de El Paso

DANCE PERFORMANCES

“What Once Was Held”

CHOREOGRAPHER: Shannon Mockli

COMPANY: UTEP Students

“Sensate Tehcnicities”

CHOREOGRAPHER & PERFORMER: Kaustavi Sarkar

OPENING REMARKS

Dr. John S. Wiebe

Interim Provost

College of Liberal Arts

Introduced by Myron Nadel, UTEP Dance Faculty

Dr. Denis O’Hearn

Dean

College of Liberal Arts

Introduced by Cristina Goletti, WDAA President

SPECIAL GUEST

Benjamin Alice Sáenz

Award-winning American Poet, Novelist and Children’s Book Author

POETRY READING

Introduced by Lisa Smith, UTEP Dance Director

DANCER: Valeria Gomez

CHOREOGRAPHY: Cristina Goletti in collaboration with Valeria Gomez

DANCE PERFORMANCES

“Infinite Groove”

CHOREOGRAPHER: Siomara Bridges-Mata, Re-staged for this performance by Sara Jackiewicz

COMPANY: El Paso Community College Dance

MUSIC: "A Different Kind of Happiness" by Stefano Ritteri, "River" by Ibeyi, "Work It Out" by Karizma

Ballet Folklorico El Paso

DIRECTOR: Arturo Guerrero

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