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The Magic of Flamenco Comes to Milwaukee This Week

This weekend the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center welcomes the skill and style of Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana to its stage as Santana performs La Pasion Flamenca. Flamenco music derives from Spain (Andalusia) and is mostly accompanied by acoustic guitar, percussion added by the dancers’ stamping feet. Most dancers of the flamenco are older, and its original form is its truest, with elaborate and colorful dress.

Detailed by the SMPAC, “Driven by the fiery cante jondo (deep song), Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana provides passion and drama in their inspiring program La Pasión Flamenca. This fierce and eclectic evening of Spanish dance and music, features lamenting solos, sizzling duets and festive company dances. Whether these amazing artists are conveying love or sorrow, happiness or anger, the emotions will speak to everyone and transcend all cultural boundaries.

“Take a journey back to the cultural crossroads of Andalusia, the southern region of Spain and the birthplace of flamenco. Vibrant influences from Africa, the Americas and the Middle East can be seen and heard in one of the world’s most dynamic forms of expression.”

La Pasion Flamenca takes place at the SMPAC at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 4th. The SMPAC is located at 901 15th Avenue. More info available at http://www.southmilwaukeepac.org.  There will be a pre-show talk at 6:30 p.m. featuring Flamenco Vivo dancer, Julia Chacón and the event will be co-moderated by Alyson Chavez, Director of Education for the Milwaukee Ballet, and Chad Piechocki, SMPAC

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