Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana: “Fronteras”

Published on March 01, 2024

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Tickets start at $25 at Lakewood.org/LCCPresents, 303-987-7845 or the Box Office

March 1, 2024 [Lakewood] Electrifying flamenco dance highlights the dynamic interplay between the dancers and live musicians in a performance that The New York Times says is “solid entertainment.” Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, one of the premier flamenco companies in the U.S., will be in residence for a week at the Lakewood Cultural Center including performances at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 17 and 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 18.

What is stronger: What unites us or what separates us? Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana explores these questions and our natural drive to push beyond obstacles and seek deeper relationships. In the “Fronteras” program dancers are confined within taped “borders” on the floor representing the imposition of boundaries, social and artistic, and the choreography explores how such limits are transcended.

“You never know what you’re going to see, and that’s why audiences keep coming back…There aren’t any stars, or weak links, either. The eight dancers are remarkably equal, each holding attention in a distinctive way” writes Brian Seibert of The New York Times.

Flamenco Vivo has evolved to become an organization rather than only a dance company and continues to be dedicated to arts in education.  During the residency week, the troupe will host a Flamenco Guitar Masterclass which features instruction in flamenco guitar techniques, tonalities and rhythms. The class is open to ages 14 and up and is offered on April 17 at 7 p.m. A Flamenco Movement Workshop will also be offered for active adults over age 55 on April 16 at 11:15 a.m. This class focuses on instruction in rhythmic handclaps, arm movements, body posturing and footwork tailored to the participant’s experience level. Registration and details about these unique opportunities are available at Lakewood.org/LCCPresents.

Tickets for the 2 p.m. matinee on April 17 and 7:30 p.m. performance on April 18 start at $25 and are on sale now at 303-987-7845, Lakewood.org/LCCPresents or the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office, 470 S. Allison Parkway (Wadsworth and West Alameda Avenue).  Both performances feature the full-length “Fronteras” program. A special group rate of $20 per ticket is available for groups of 10 or more for the matinee. For information, call the group sales line at 303-987-7864.

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TICKETING INFO:

Lakewood Cultural Center Presents:

FLAMENCO VIVO CARLOTA SANTANA

“Fronteras”

2 p.m. April 17 and 7:30 p.m., April 18

TICKETING SITE: Lakewood.org/LCCPresents 

BOX OFFICE: 303-987-7845

Lakewood Cultural Center

470 S. Allison Parkway

Lakewood, CO 80226

FLAMENCO GUITAR MASTERCLASS

This hands-on workshop features instruction in flamenco guitar techniques, tonalities and rhythms and increases participants’ awareness and understanding of flamenco music and its cultural heritage.

7-8:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 17

For ages 14+

$45

Lakewood Cultural Center - Community Room

Lakewood.org/Register use keyword “flamenco.”

FLAMENCO MOVEMENT WORKSHOP

This hands-on flamenco dance workshop includes instruction in rhythmic handclaps, arm movements, body posturing and footwork tailored to the participant’s experience level. The class is supportive and fun, and the flamenco technique is woven into a simple, short choreography the participants will be able to “perform” at the end of the workshop. The class includes a brief history of the origins of flamenco dance, music and song and how the various cultures of Spain have influenced flamenco.

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 16

FOR ACTIVE ADULTS 55+

$25 Resident, $30 Nonresident

LINK Recreation Center

Lakewood.org/Register use keyword “flamenco” in social events.

ABOUT LAKEWOOD CULTURAL CENTER

Hailed as “one of 10 Colorado arts organizations that get it right” by the Denver Post, Lakewood Cultural Center (LCC) is known throughout the state for its exceptional programming. The 2023-2024 LCC Presents season offers vibrant, multicultural programs from world-class artists in dance, theater, jazz, classical and world music just 15 minutes from downtown Denver. The season is generously supported by the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Colorado Creative Industries (CCI), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF).

VIDEO: Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, Behind the Scenes https://vimeo.com/712958046