PULLMAN, Wash. – One of the premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies in the country will present a concert of live music, song and dynamic dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, in Jones Theatre in Daggy Hall at Washington State University.
Performed by Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, “Poema de Andalucía” will pay tribute to the land and people of Spain’s Andalusian provinces – an area of hot Mediterranean climate and culturally diverse ethnic groups – including Jews, gypsies and Moors – and their festivals and traditions.
Reserved seating tickets are available at TicketsWest outlets, including online at http://TicketsWest.com, by phone at 800-325-SEAT (7328) and in person at Beasley Coliseum (open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday) and the Rosauers store in Lewiston, Idaho.
Tickets cost $22 for adults, $18 for non-WSU students (ages 16 and up), and $16 for youth under 16. Tickets are free to the first 100 WSU students with valid ID, available in advance only at the Beasley Coliseum ticket office or at the door on Nov. 13 while supplies last. The Daggy Hall box office opens two hours before the performance.
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana (http://www.flamenco-vivo.org/) is dedicated to the belief that the universal spirit of flamenco can build bridges between cultures. A recent program, “Bailes de Ida y Vuelta,” is a journey through Latin America to show how flamenco has been influenced by Caribbean, Latino and Afro-Latino sounds.
Cofounder Carlota Santana has been deemed “The Keeper of Flamenco” by Dance Magazine in recognition of her commitment to creating new works and developing young artists and choreographers. Most recently, she was honored by the Spanish government with La Cruz de la Orden al Merito Civil for “all the years of excellence and dedication to the flamenco art.”
The performance is presented by WSU Performing Arts (http://performingarts.wsu.edu/) and Festival Dance & Performing Arts, in residence at the University of Idaho (http://festivaldance.org/), with support from Ed and Beatriz Schweitzer, Northwest Public Radio, The Hilltop, Washington State Arts Commission, Idaho Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts and the Western States Arts Federation.