Flamenco Vivo to present Annual Flamenco in the BOROS TOUR, 12/3-9

Flamenco Vivo to present Annual Flamenco in the BOROS TOUR, 12/3-9Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana is pleased to present its eighth annual Flamenco in the Boros tour, a series of free performances in neighborhoods across New York City. Navidad Flamenca draws inspiration from the rich holiday customs of the Spanish-speaking world from Argentina and Mexico to Colombia, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. Through music, carols, and dance, this lively program highlights holiday traditions and reflects the influences of Hispanic culture throughout the Americas. Performances are December 3-9, and are free and open to the public.

2017 Flamenco in the Boros Tour:

Sunday, December 3, at 4pm
The Bronx Music Heritage Center

1303 Louis Niñé Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10459

Monday, December 4, at 6pm
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Bruno Walter Auditorium

111 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023

Wednesday, December 6, at Time TBA

I.S. 227Q - Louis Armstrong Middle School

32-02 Junction Boulevard, Queens, NY 11369

Thursday, December 7, at 7:30pm
St. Joseph's College

245 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Friday, December 8, at 4pm
Brooklyn Library Sunset Park

5108 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220

Saturday, December 9, at 2pm and 3pm
Staten Island Children's Museum

1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
*Performances free with Museum admission

About Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana is one of America's premier Spanish dance companies, dedicated to the belief that the universal spirit of flamenco, a multicultural art form, has the power to build bridges between cultures. Founded in 1983, the company tours extensively across the country (appearing at some 74 venues in 25 states over the past five seasons), and serves New York audiences with an annual season, supplemented by intensive arts education programs that take the company's teaching artists into dozens of New York City public schools each year (63 different schools in the past three years alone), and an annual Flamenco in the Boros tour that brings free flamenco performances to new audiences around the city. Flamenco Vivo also operates the Center for Flamenco Arts, one of only two New York City dance studios dedicated to the specific requirements of flamenco, and produces the Flamenco Certamen USA, a competition for pre-professional dance artists, with an annual final performance staged at Lincoln Center. Flamenco Vivo also maintains a second base of operations in Durham, North Carolina, from which it provides extensive education and community engagement programs that have taken the company into more than half of that state's 100 counties.

Carlota Santana (Artistic Director) is an internationally renowned Spanish dance artist and educator, and founder of Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana. In 2013, the Spanish government awarded Santana with La Cruz de la Orden al Mérito Civil medal for "all the years of passion, excellence, and dedication to the Flamenco art." Santana has produced many performance programs, presented nationally and internationally, toured extensively, developed and implemented Flamenco Vivo's curriculum-based arts education programs and created numerous community partnerships and residency programs. She has served on numerous dance panels, including the Dance Panel for the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Santana is on the faculty of Duke University and has also taught at Long Island University and New York University.

For more information about the company, visit www.flamenco-vivo.org.

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