30th Anniversary Celebration!
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana needs your help raising $3,000 in 30 days! Your generous donation to this project will help us thrive for another 30 years. Celebrate with us by offering your support! Donate to our campaign here!
Joyce Theater Season
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana returns to the Joyce May 29-June 2 with a range of traditional repertoire and new works in celebration of its 30th Anniversary Season. Get your tickets today!
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Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana is one of the nation's premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies heading into our 30th Anniversary Season. We believe that the universal spirit of flamenco, a multicultural art form, has the power to build bridges between cultures and inspire audiences from diverse backgrounds. Artistic Director Carlota Santana leads this company of energetic dancers and musicians in:
Founded in 1983 as Spanish Dance Arts Company, Carlota Santana and Roberto Lorca had a mission to bring flamenco to mainstream audiences. Mr. Lorca passed away in 1987, an untimely casualty of the AIDS epidemic, but Ms. Santana was determined to carry on his work. Since then Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana has grown into one of the leading flamenco companies in the United States with a mission to:
- Promote flamenco as a living art form, a vital part of Hispanic Heritage
- Create quality new dance works and present them in major theatrical venues
- Present arts education programs that catalyze connections among people of different cultures
- Nurture the next generation of Spanish dance artists
Photo by Lois Greenfield, 2006
Learn more about our history.
In 1996 the Company established a second home in North Carolina where we bring together the local traditional and newer Hispanic communities. Yearly arts education, performances and dance classes enrich and inspire audiences.
Each year we present two tours and a season at The Joyce Theater, New York's most prominent dance venue. We perform traditional flamenco, classical Spanish dance, and original dramatic works. We are proud to bring authentic, unique cultural experiences to diverse audiences.
Project Olé, our Arts Education initiative, reaches thousands of school-aged children in New York, North Carolina and throughout the country. Whether it's a lecture/demonstration or a long-term school residency, we spark curiosity in students with exciting artistic experiences, and we work hand-in-hand with classroom teachers to enhance academic education.
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Our legal name is Spanish Dance Arts Company, Inc.