American Dance Asylum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           
September 5, 2017
Contact: Lois Welk

Flamenco@First Friday features
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana

Photo Credit: Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana’s Charo Espino. Andrea Mohin/The NY Times

Flamenco@First Friday, presented by the American Dance Asylum, launches on Friday Nov 3, 2017 at Atomic Tom Gallery & Atelier, 196 State St. Binghamton NY.  The cabaret-style event, inspired by the Café Cantantes of 19th century Spain, features two dancers and two musicians from Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana in a 30 minute presentation.  The evening opens at 7:30pm with Spanish classical guitarist Paul Sweeny.  Free admission.  Cash bar.

Carlota Santana was hailed as “The Keeper of Flamenco” by Dance Magazine and honored by the King and Government of Spain with La Cruz de la Orden al Merito Civil for “all the years of passion, excellence and dedication to the Flamenco art.” Carlota Santana is an internationally renowned Flamenco and Spanish dance artist and educator. In 1983, she co-founded Flamenco Vivo with Roberto Lorca and for more than thirty years the company has led the way in developing the art of Flamenco in the USA. 

Flamenco@First Friday is part of a 3-day Flamenco residency funded by the New York State DanceForce. Complete schedule of events below:

Friday Nov 3 7:30-8:30 pm

American Dance Asylum presents Flamenco@First Friday, 7:30pm: classical guitarist Paul Sweeny. 8:00pm: Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana in a 30-minute presentation. Part of Binghamton’s First Friday Art Walks. Nurture your soul and be transported to another place and time.

Free.  Cash Bar.

Location: Atomic Tom Gallery & Atelier, 196 State Street, Binghamton, NY
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Saturday Nov 4 2:00 pm

Goodwill Theatre presents Community Flamenco class (60 min) followed by a meet-and-greet with the artists.  Come as an observer or sign up to dance! No experience necessary.

Admission: $15 

Location: Schorr Firehouse Stage, 48 Willow Street, Johnson City
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Sunday Nov 5 2:00-4:00 pm

West Kortright Centre presents Carlota Santana Flamenco Vivo in a wonderful blend of entertainment and education. Discover the intricacies of Flamenco, its cultural history, and details of the varied instruments involved in the art form. Audience participation will be a vital aspect of the show, which ends with a Q & A and will be followed by a Spanish-inspired reception.

Admission:  $15 ($18 day of); $12 Member ($15); $8 Under 19

Location: West Kortright Centre, East Meredith NY.

This project is supported by the New York State DanceForce,
​in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts.