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Flamenco Vivo is at the forefront of nurturing the next generation of artists, bridging communities through diverse programming, and inspiring audiences through vibrant performances.
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Provide Space for Artistic Exploration
Flamenco Vivo launched Artists in Residence Exchange (AiRe) in 2017 after recognizing a critical need for dedicated creation and incubation time for culturally specific and percussive dance artists. Each year 2-3 early career choreographers receive 100 hours of free studio space, a feedback session midway through creation, and support for an informal culminating production. As the affordability crisis continues to displace more artists and spaces, AiRe helps maintain vital creative space for percussive dance artists that is technically suited for their needs, preserves culturally specific, traditional dance forms, and paves the way for future success of these artists.
Cultivate A Nationwide Flamenco Community
Flamenco Vivo tours extensively across the United States, performing at 77 venues in 27 states in the past five seasons alone. We perform at leading theaters and University venues, but also intentionally target under-reached communities, including many where we provide audiences with their first exposure to flamenco. The company also maintains a second home base in Durham, NC where we produce an annual home season and conduct arts education programs across the state.
Mentor Aspiring Flamenco Artists
Now in its 5th year, the Flamenco Certamen USA is an international competition that provides 10 pre-professional flamenco dancers with mentorship, experience working with live musicians, and the opportunity to perform in a live competition at Lincoln Center. Finalists compete for cash prizes, a trip to the Madrid Certamen de Coreografía de Danza Española y Flamenco and scholarships to attend workshops with renowned teachers in Spain. Previous Certamen Finalists have gone on to form their own companies, produce their own shows, perform with Flamenco Vivo II, and teach in our arts education programs.
Inspire Lifelong Creative Learners
Flamenco Vivo’s K-12 arts education programs use the rich and powerful art form of Hispanic dance and music to build understanding and communication between young people of different cultures. Our teaching instills students with a sense of pride, self-confidence, and accomplishment. Collectively known as Project Olé, the Company offers in-depth residencies, lecture demonstration performances, workshops and more, including targeted programs for students with disabilities and English Language Learners.
Bridge Communities Through Diverse Programs
Each year our programs reached 40,000 people nationwide from ages 3 to 93, reinforcing our belief that the universal spirit of flamenco welcomes everyone, regardless of age, ability, or background. We bring flamenco to diverse populations in schools, senior centers, theatres and libraries, offering audiences an opportunity to forge a hands-on relationship to Hispanic culture and unlock their creative voice.
Enliven Audiences with Vibrant Performances
Flamenco Vivo has commissioned more than 30 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 and Durham, NC. Each year we partner with community-based organizations through our “Flamenco in the Boros” tour, which brings free performances to new audiences across New York City.