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Japanese Techno-Dance Troupe Siro-A at Highlands October 16


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Las Vegas, N.M –  Siro-A, the Japanese technology infused dance troupe, performs Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in New Mexico Highlands University’s historic Ilfled Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

Siro-A is a revolution in live entertainment that fuses modern dance, mime, groundbreaking visual effects, and a techno soundtrack.

The troupe tours internationally, electrifying audiences across the globe. The Oct. 16 performance at Highlands marks Siro-A’s first performance at Highlands.

“This Siro-A performance is going to be something new and exciting for all ages,” said Donna Martínez, Ilfeld Auditorium manager. ”This high-energy, high-tech modern dance troupe from Japan is unique in its artistry. Siro-A is unlike any other performance we’ve had at Highlands.”

Long popular in Asia since it formed, Siro-A won the prestigious “Spirit of the Fringe” award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011, launching its international reputation and fan following. In 2015, Siro-A won the “golden buzzer” award on NBC’s America’s Got Talent television show.

A reviewer for the London-based The Stage magazine writes: “Introducing high-tech laser and projection equipment allows the modern dance troupe Siro-A to develop a unique visual style where reality blends seamlessly with animation.”

Martínez said the Siro-A performance is part of the Highlands homecoming festivities, which begin Oct. 10 and continue through Oct. 21.

General admission tickets for Siro-A are $12. Children 10 and younger and local students are $5. Highlands University faculty and staff are $8. Highlands students are free with valid HU ID.

Advance tickets are available beginning Oct. 4 at the university’s KEDP radio station ticket office, Studio 103, 901 University Ave., Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 5 p.m. Or call 505-454-3238.

Arts@HU is sponsoring the Siro-A performance.