Founded in 1983, Flamenco Vivo is now one of the leading flamenco dance companies in the United States. In her quest to bring flamenco to mainstream audiences, Director Carlota Santana aims to create powerful performances, extensive community outreach and innovative arts education programs.
The Washington Post has described the troupe’s repertoire as “hot stuff” performed with “impeccable cool.” A New York Times review said its “dancers combined meticulous attention to choreographic details with outpourings of passionate feelings.”
The mission of the dance company is to promote flamenco as a form of art and as part of the Hispanic heritage, perform quality dances in theatrical venues, connect people of different cultures through arts programs and influence up-and-coming Spanish dance artists. Those interested in hearing more about the troupe’s background, training or inspiration may attend a post-performance conversation with Santana in Tyler Hall.
The Oswego appearance is sponsored by the college’s Artswego Performing Arts Series, supported by New York State DanceForce, with funding from the New York State Council on the Arts Dance Program.
While in the community, the troupe will provide an extensive residency program. For more information about workshops and outreach programs, visit www.oswego.edu/arts, call 312-4581 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets to the evening performance cost $20 ($15 for seniors and children, $7 for SUNY Oswego students) and are available through Tyler box office at 312-2141 or http://tickets.oswego.edu. Parking is free in campus lots on evenings and weekends.
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PHOTO CAPTION: Feverish flamenco—SUNY Oswego will welcome Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana for a performance 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in Tyler Hall’s Waterman Theatre. From left are performers Zenon Ramos Reyes, Pilar Andujar, Tara Lynch and Jose Manuel Polonio. (Photo by Lois Greenfield, copyright 2007)
(Posted: Oct 13, 2009)