Sunday, February 14, 2016

Dancers of Flamenco Vivo Showcase Global Influences of Southern Spain at Strathmore, March 4th

From our friends at Strathmore...

Strathmore Presents Flamenco Vivo: Poema De Andalucía

Prismatic cultures of southern Spain highlighted through dance steeped in tradition, global influence

Strathmore delves into the cultural richness and traditions of Andalucía - the “cradle of flamenco” and a part of Spain that sits at a unique cultural crossroads - in Flamenco Vivo: Poema De Andalucía in the Music Center at Strathmore on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 8 PM. Despite their proximity, many stylistic differences exist between the regions, cities, and neighborhoods of southern Spain due to the convergence of global civilizations that have flocked there throughout history. This “infectiously joyful” (The New York Times), brilliantly-colored show is a journey through the varied traditions, festivals, and rituals of daily life that have made the Andalusian region a wellspring of cultural heritage, supporting the development of this rich genre of music, song, and dance. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit

This performance is enhanced with the Flamenco Workshop led by dancers from Flamenco Vivo on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:30 PM in the Mansion at Strathmore. Dancers will teach adult patrons the basics of flamenco dance and song, while they sip sangria and enjoy tapas prepared by Ridgewells. No previous experience is necessary; all levels are welcome.

Flamenco Vivo was founded in 1983 by Carlota Santana and Roberto Lorca. The company’s first performances were at The Alternative Museum in New York City. The company tours extensively across the country, and serves New York audiences annually with home performances, intensive arts education programs, and a 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 New York State Flamenco Certamen, a competition for pre-professional dance artists. In 1996, the North Carolina Arts Council invited Flamenco Vivo to establish a second home in the state to conduct bilingual programming for its growing Hispanic population.

True to its founding vision, the Company commissions new repertoire with original choreography and music and has premiered a series of dramatic, cutting-edge works. Recent creations include A Solas, a deep and soulful modern flamenco work; Burlador (The Trickster), an innovative dance drama based on the tales of Don Juan; Bailes de Ida y Vuelta, an exploration of how flamenco has been influenced by Caribbean, Latino, and Afro-Latino sounds; Bailaor/ Bailaora, a portrayal of the evolution of flamenco; Mano a Mano, a tribute to the bullfighter Manolete and the contemporary flamenco story-ballet; and Federico, a celebration of the life of Federico García Lorca.

Strathmore Presents 
Flamenco Vivo: Poema de Andalucía
Friday, March 4, 2016
8 PM

Tickets: $28-$72

Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852

Flamenco Workshop with Flamenco Vivo
Thursday, March 3, 2016
7:30 PM
* Mansion

Admission: $25

* Mansion at Strathmore
10701 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852

For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (301) 581-5100.

About Strathmore:
Strathmore presents and produces exemplary visual and performing arts programs for diverse audiences; creates dynamic arts education experiences; and nurtures creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts. The organization’s hallmark is the Music Center at Strathmore, with a 1,976-seat concert hall and education complex. Its core campus also includes the historic Mansion at Strathmore, which features an intimate Music Room and art galleries. Most recently, Strathmore opened AMP, a 230-seat cabaret-style venue located just up Rockville Pike from the core campus in the burgeoning Pike District of Montgomery County. Strathmore’s signature education, mission-driven programs include the Strathmore Student Concerts, the Artist in Residence and Fine Artist in Residence programs, and its Spring Break @ Strathmore camp.