The day after the performance of Handel’s opera Acis and Galatea at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, members of the international cast and crew from Bhutan, Italy, Canada and the United States sand surfed in the desert and relaxed in the mountains, capping off their weeklong excursion to El Paso.
Guests were treated to An Evening of Music and Dance from Bhutan on Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Don Haskins Center.
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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 University of Texas at El Paso first adopted its unique Bhutanese architecture in campus buildings completed in 1917. It wasn't until a half-century later that the university's bond with the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan began to evolve into the strong and mutually beneficial partnership that today benefits students and the El Paso community.
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For several UTEP students in the Opera Bhutan chorus and orchestra, the trip to Bhutan was their first time on an airplane. Thirty-one people, including seven UTEP staff and faculty, boarded the plane at El Paso International Airport Sept. 29
The opera is over; we’re not ready to go home.
Almost 10 years in the making, tomorrow is the big day