Watch the stage become a kaleidoscope of sight and sound as the Duquesne University Tamburitzans present an exciting show filled with Eastern European song, music and dance at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 17. The performance will take place at Munster Senior High School, 8808 Columbia Avenue in Munster, Indiana.
Celebrating their 76th season, the Duquesne Tamburitzans are the longest-running live stage show in the country and have performed in Northwest Indiana every year since their inception.
The Tamburitzans carry on a cultural tradition representing Eastern Europe through music, folk dance and traditional, historically accurate, and vibrant costumes. Their songs are performed in many European languages and dialects while the dances are articulated in hundreds of styles. For many members of the ensemble, the commitment to the group starts early in life. “Most of these kids have heard these songs and seen these dances since they were children. It’s a way to pass on familial traditions and heritage from one generation to the next,” says Managing Director Paul G. Stafura.
“The Tamburitzans spend 25 days from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. learning the new show. From there we tour until school begins. Once classes start, we tour on weekends and during school break,” Rick Moore, tour manager for the Tamburitzans, noted.
Originally formed in 1937 as an all male group, the dance troupe was named after the Tamburitza, a family of stringed folk instruments predominant in Eastern European music. Today, the Tamburitzans welcome both male and female students to exhibit their talents.
Aside from being a Tamburitzan, 33 young men and women are undergraduate students majoring in a variety of studies including biology, pharmacy, education, marketing and digital arts.
For additional information and to order tickets, call 877-826-6437. Tickets will also be available at the door.