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FLAMENCO VIVO/CARLOTA SANTANA

FLAMENCO VIVO/ CARLOTA SANTANA

“Carlota Santana has been hailed as the keeper of the flame of this time-honored dance form”

-Kansas City Star

 

“First-rate flamenco swoops and swooshes”

-Newsday

 

“An infectiously joyful celebration of music and dance”

-The New York Times

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Flamenco Vivo/Carlota Santana - Promo Video

CARLOTA SANTANA – FOUNDER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Hailed as “The Keeper of Flamenco” by Dance Magazine and honored by the King and Government of Spain with La Cruz de la Orden al Mérito Civil for “all the years of passion, excellence and dedication to the flamenco art,” Carlota Santana is an internationally-renowned flamenco and Spanish dance artist and educator. In 1983, she co-founded Flamenco Vivo with Roberto Lorca; following his death from AIDS in 1987, she was determined to continue their work. In the decades since, she has led Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana’s growth as one of this country’s most successful flamenco companies, with a mission to promote flamenco as a living art form and a vital part of Hispanic heritage.

Under Santana’s artistic direction, Flamenco Vivo has premiered more than 20 original works, offering commissions to numerous flamenco artists from Spain and the United States; recent creations include Bailes de Ida y Vuelta, depict­ing flamenco’s journey through Latin America; PiCa a flamenco tribute to the work of Pablo Picasso; and the contemporary flamenco story-ballet Federico, a celebration of the life of Federico García Lorca. Ms. Santana created the company’s innovative arts-in-education program, integrating Spanish dance and culture with academic curricula, and has pioneered bilingual education initiatives targeted to immigrant populations, as well as programs addressing the special needs of youth with disabilities. Beyond the com­pany’s on-going work, she has also been the driving force behind a series of unique special projects, including two fla­menco symposia produced in collaboration with Duke University’s Dance Department and the “100 Years of Flamenco in New York” exhibit mounted in partnership with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The first-ever curated museum show on flamenco in the U.S., “100 Years” ran for five months (March-August 2013) in The Vin­cent Astor Gallery at Lincoln Center; in his review, New York Times chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay praised the “vitality and pride” of the show, noting: “This vivid collection enriches our ideas of both this genre and this city.”

Santana has served as a panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, is a member of the New York Dance Force and North Carolina Dance Alliance, and is a recipient of a Choreographer fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council. She is on the faculty of Duke University, has taught at Long Island and New York Universities.

CARLOTA SANTANA – FOUNDER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Hailed as “The Keeper of Flamenco” by Dance Magazine and honored by the King and Government of Spain with La Cruz de la Orden al Mérito Civil for “all the years of passion, excellence and dedication to the flamenco art,” Carlota Santana is an internationally-renowned flamenco and Spanish dance artist and educator. In 1983, she co-founded Flamenco Vivo with Roberto Lorca; following his death from AIDS in 1987, she was determined to continue their work. In the decades since, she has led Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana’s growth as one of this country’s most successful flamenco companies, with a mission to promote flamenco as a living art form and a vital part of Hispanic heritage.

Under Santana’s artistic direction, Flamenco Vivo has premiered more than 20 original works, offering commissions to numerous flamenco artists from Spain and the United States; recent creations include Bailes de Ida y Vuelta, depict­ing flamenco’s journey through Latin America; PiCa a flamenco tribute to the work of Pablo Picasso; and the contemporary flamenco story-ballet Federico, a celebration of the life of Federico García Lorca. Ms. Santana created the company’s innovative arts-in-education program, integrating Spanish dance and culture with academic curricula, and has pioneered bilingual education initiatives targeted to immigrant populations, as well as programs addressing the special needs of youth with disabilities. Beyond the com­pany’s on-going work, she has also been the driving force behind a series of unique special projects, including two fla­menco symposia produced in collaboration with Duke University’s Dance Department and the “100 Years of Flamenco in New York” exhibit mounted in partnership with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The first-ever curated museum show on flamenco in the U.S., “100 Years” ran for five months (March-August 2013) in The Vin­cent Astor Gallery at Lincoln Center; in his review, New York Times chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay praised the “vitality and pride” of the show, noting: “This vivid collection enriches our ideas of both this genre and this city.”

Santana has served as a panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, is a member of the New York Dance Force and North Carolina Dance Alliance, and is a recipient of a Choreographer fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council. She is on the faculty of Duke University, has taught at Long Island and New York Universities.

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Flamenco Vivo/Carlota Santana - Promo Video
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p. 267-880-3750 f. 267-880-3757

© 2017 Baylin Artists Management