Ten years ago, the North Carolina Arts Council invited Flamenco Vivo to establish a second home in the state, in order to conduct bilingual programming targeted to the state’s growing Hispanic cultures. Since that time, we have developed outreach initiatives that have successfully served communities in nearly every part of the state, including many previously unexposed to Hispanic art forms.
The Company has been honored to be part of cARTwheels, a program of the NCAC which takes performing companies to various venues to perform for 300 students daily. In Spring 2015 we will be visiting Richmond and Columbus counties.
The Company has also organized the Festival Flamenco in Durham County, bringing our communities together through a week of free performances, master classes and workshops. Durham will see the 4th annual Festival Flamenco in Fall 2014.
Our In-School Educational Programs feature multi-week, community-based educational residencies teaching Spanish/Hispanic history, culture and language using flamenco dance as the focal point, and are accompanied by curriculum materials. Age-specific residencies for grades K–12 are taught by teaching artists, and include a guitarist and singer and a final student performance. Additional activities include lecture-demonstrations, participatory family or student workshops, and master classes.
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These projects are supported by the Durham Arts Council’s Annual Arts Fund and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources