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Sizzling Salsa comes to Thirsk

[Friday 28 April 2006]

A NEWLY opened arts venue in Thirsk has two sizzling performances starting from tomorrow and running over the next couple of weeks.

Colombian salsa diva, Tanya Cusan Espinosa, is appearing at The Old Courthouse and is guaranteed to get you to your feet to appreciate "the colour, passion and contagious rhythms" of South America.

Described as a triple bill of dance class, performance and party, the evening starts with a taster session of salsa followed by her exhilarating new show 'Valentino', performed to the sounds of the Bolero and the Cumbia.

It's then time for the audience to take over the dance floor, as people of all ages, with or without a partner, are invited to strut their stuff.

Tanya - who trained at the Ballet National de Colombia and then at the UK's Northern School of Contemporary Dance - is one of the pioneers of salsa in this country.

More info can be found on www.tanyacusanespinosa.co.uk

On Saturday 6 May Maire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman bring their breathtaking blend of Irish and Scottish music, swing jazz, baroque & bluegrass to Thirsk.

Rural Arts Marketing Manager, Jane Redfern, said: " We are delighted to bring these fantastic performers to Thirsk and advise people to book in advance.

"The Old Courthouse is a lovely venue for both music and dance and we have full disabled access. The venue has a great atmosphere and refreshments will be on sale during the performances."

Performances start at 7.30pm and tickets for both events are £10 each, they are available from Rural Arts by telephoning 01845 526536 or from Thirsk Tourist Information Centre.

For more information on events at The Old Courthouse contact Rural Arts or e-mail: jane@ruralarts.org

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