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Source: Todd Holmberg, 785-532-6425,
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News release prepared by: Nellie Ryan, 785-532-6415,

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010


MANHATTAN -- Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, one of the nation's premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 5, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana was founded in 1983 with the mission of bringing flamenco to mainstream audiences. The group strives to promote flamenco as a living art form that is a vital part of Hispanic heritage. Flamenco portrays pride, sorrow, love and passion through whirls of colorful ruffled dresses, explosions of clicking castanets, strumming guitar and stamping feet.

A flamenco performance combines three art forms: the cante or song; the baile or dance; and the toque or guitar. Each discipline is an art form in its self, but the complete emotional statement of flamenco can only be felt through the integration of all three.

Carlota Santana, co-founder of the group, was officially designated the "Keeper of Flamenco" by Dance Magazine. The company of live musicians and dancers performs to sold-out houses worldwide.

Tickets for Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana are on sale now. Prices start at $13 for K-State students and $26 for the general public. Discounts for K-State faculty, children and military are also available. Tickets can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or by calling 785-532-6428. More information is available online at