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Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana’s Federico is a dance drama originally created for the Company in 1998. Federico uses the exuberant and passionate art form of flamenco dance to explore the life and works of Spanish poet and playwright, Federico Garcia Lorca. The piece, originally scripted by theater director and Lorca scholar Manuel Duque specifically for the Company, is a tribute to Lorca’s literary work. His poetry and drama are virtually synonymous with flamenco, inextricably tied to the magic and soul of the tradition. The themes of love, death and alienation are common to both Lorca’s work and flamenco culture. Federico explores Lorca’s creativity, politics, passion and poetry, follows him through his tumultuous personal life and untimely death at the hands of the fascists. Federico is a landmark in the creation of Flamenco Dance Dramas.