Tickets start at $20 at www.Lakewood.org/LCCPresents, 303-987-7845 or the Box Office
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana brings its " infectiously joyful celebration of music and dance” to Lakewood Cultural Center on Saturday, March 17. Flamenco Vivo is one of the nation's premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies, dazzling audiences with brilliant sights and rich sounds. The newest production, “Voces del Sur,” is a glimpse into the mysterious land of Andalucía, the southern region of Spain known as the “cradle of flamenco.” Andalucía has been home to a diverse group of cultures, each with its own language and traditions. Arabic, Gypsy and Sephardic Jewish influences, blending together over the centuries, are seen today in the extraordinarily rich diversity of art, literature, dance and music.
The New York City-based company tours extensively across the country (appearing at some 71 venues in 26 states over the past five seasons), and serves local audiences with an annual home season, supplemented by intensive arts education programs in dozens of public schools each year. True to the company's founding vision, it commissions new repertoire with original choreography and music and has premiered a series of dramatic, cutting edge works, including “Voces del Sur.” Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, having performed at such venues as the Lincoln Center, the Joyce Theater, the BAM Fisher, the New Victory Theater, Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh, the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center in Sarasota, Florida, and internationally at Universidad Bucaramanga in Colombia, South America; Palacio de Congresos in Granada, Spain, among many others.
Dancers from Flamenco Vivo will offer a Flamenco dance master class on the LCC stage from 3 – 4:15 p.m. on March 17. The supportive and fun class aimed at dance students, seniors and the general public ages 18 and over, is a hands-on workshop with instruction in rhythmic handclaps, arm movements, body posturing and footwork. The flamenco technique is then woven in a short choreography. Workshop registration fee is $30.
Registration for the master class and tickets to the performance which start at $20 are available at 303-987-7845, Lakewood.org/LCCPresents, and the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office, 470 S. Allison Parkway (Wadsworth and West Alameda Avenue).
This master class and performance are made possible in part through support from Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), Colorado Creative Industries and the National Endowment for the Arts. The 2017-2018 Lakewood Cultural Center Presents season is generously supported by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), with appreciation to the members of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, and Denver Post Community, which improve and enrich the lives of those in our community.
Posted on: Monday, February 12, 2018