Queens Library @ Flushing
41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355
The Resurgence of Spanish Dance
September 15th, 2012, 2–3pm and 4–5pm
Photo Credit: Lois Greenfield
Evolving from the interactions of many cultures, flamenco is an art form that grew from Andalusia, a province in southern Spain. Inhabiting the area for centuries, the unique interplay among Moors, Jews, Andalusians, and Gypsies has shaped this most expressive and culturally rich folkloric genre of song, music, and dance. Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, founded in 1983, has continued to extol the traditions of flamenco while taking on an ambassadorial role of bridging today's cultures in America and the world. Under the direction of Carlota Santana, the company's dancers, singers, and musicians trace the development of flamenco, and reveal visions of life full of pride, passion, honor, love, and sorrow. Performances include a Q&A with the artists.
Suggested ages 5+up
Leslie Roybal - dancer
Tara Laraway – dancer
Maya de Silva – dancer
Arturo Martinez – guitarist
Barbara Martinez – singer
Carlota Santana, Artistic Director and Founder of Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, has been designated "The Keeper of Flamenco" by Dance Magazine. She has dedicated her company to the mission of building bridges between cultures, using the universal spirit of Flamenco. Ms. Santana is a member of the dance panel for the New York State Council on the Arts and has served on the panel for the National Endowment for the Arts. She is on the faculty of Duke University and has taught at Long Island and New York Universities. Ms. Santana is a recent recipient of a choreographer fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council and is a member of the Board of Directors of Arts North Carolina. Under her artistic direction, the company has performed at many prestigious venues nationally and internationally.
Find Out More
For more about Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, please visit http://www.flamenco-vivo.org/
Seating is on a first-come first-served basis. However, in the event seating for the first show reaches capacity, special rules may apply, see branch for further details.