For the next installment of their MainStage performance series, L/A Arts will welcome one of the nation’s premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies to Lewiston-Auburn. On Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lewiston Middle School Auditorium, Flamenco Vivo-Carlota Santana will showcase the passion and drama of traditional Spanish dance in their inspiring program, “La Pasión Flamenca.”
Driven by the fiery “cante jondo” (deep song), this eclectic program of Spanish dance and live Flamenco music will feature lamenting solos, sizzling duets, and festive company dances. The company’s master practitioners of this dynamic and beloved art form convey a range of fierce emotions – from love to sorrow, happiness to anger – that are timeless, universal and transcend all cultural boundaries.
La Pasión Flamenca presents a journey back to the cultural crossroads of Andalusia, the southern region of Spain and the birthplace of flamenco. Vibrant influences from Africa, the Americas, and the Middle East come alive in one of the world’s most dynamic forms of expression.
Heading into their 30th anniversary season, Flamenco Vivo-Carlota Santana upholds the purity and traditions of flamenco while pushing the art form in new directions. The power and passion of this acclaimed company – expressed through innovative music and resounding cante jondo – have electrified and educated audiences throughout the nation.
Tickets are $27 for adults and $15 for students/seniors. They can be purchased by calling L/A Arts at 782-7228 or at www.laarts.org. Lewiston Middle School is located at 75 central Avenue. Flamenco Vivo’s appearance is sponsored by Schooner Estates. For more information about Flamenco Vivo, see www.flamenco-vivo.org.