Flamenco Vivo

Flamenco Vivo

Flamenco Vivo

Coming Mar 18
Grades K-2 9:30 ; Grades 3-5 10:45

Carlota Santana Spanish Dance Company’s dancers and musicians will perform for our students in colorful, traditional flamenco costumes and discuss the intricacies of flamenco dance, song, and cultural history. Audience participation is encouraged.

The troupe consists of at least two dancers, a singer and a guitarist. One of the dancers is also a trained Teaching Artist who engages the audience and explains the various parts of the program.

Students are introduced to the rhythms and emotions of Flamenco, its origins in Southern Spain, and its multicultural influences: Andalusian, Gypsy, North African, Arabic and Judaic and Latin American. Learn more at http://www.flamenco-vivo.org/

During the program, students listen to thecastañuelas (castanets), the taconeo (footwork), and the palmas (rhythmic hand claps). The Artists demonstrate dances and songs spanning a range of emotions from joy to sorrow, anger to exuberance.

The residency is partially funded by a grant from the United Arts Council of Raleigh.