Creation & Performance
Flamenco Vivo has commissioned more than two dozen new contemporary dance works by renowned artists and rising stars from Spain and the U.S., staging their premieres during our annual home seasons in NYC. Each year we take flamenco into underserved communities through our annual “Flamenco in the Boros” tour, which brings free performances to new audiences around the city.
The company tours extensively, performing at 73 venues in 27 states in the past five seasons alone. We perform at leading theaters and University venues, but also intentionally target underserved communities, including many where we provide audiences with their first exposure to flamenco.
Our school residencies serve disadvantaged youth and economically challenged communities across NYC, with special initiatives for immigrant populations and other dual language learners, as well as pioneering work with disabled youth. Known collectively as Project Olé, these programs offer students opportunities to forge a personal, hands-on relationship to Hispanic culture and unlock their own creative expression. Learn more.
In 1996, local arts councils in NC invited Flamenco Vivo to establish satellite operations in the state to conduct bilingual programming targeted to the growing population of Spanish-speaking immigrants. Our work includes residencies in public schools, state-wide and regional tours and Festival Flamenco, an annual week-long program produced each fall during Hispanic Heritage Month. We’ve produced two academic flamenco symposia in conjunction with Duke Dance Department (2012, 2015) as well as home seasons at Motorco Music Hall in Durham.
Center for Flamenco Arts
The Center opened in 2009 and is one of only two dance facilities in NYC dedicated to the specific demands of flamenco and other percussive dance forms. We offer group classes at all levels, host workshops by world-renowned guest teachers, and provide affordable studio rentals to dozens of other dance artists, instructors and companies.
During our 30th anniversary in 2013, we collaborated with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center to mount “100 Years of Flamenco in New York,” the first-ever curated museum exhibition on flamenco in the US. In 2014, we launched the Flamenco Certamen USA, a competition for pre-professional dancers with finals at Lincoln Center.