Olé! Flamenco Celebrates 100 Years in the Big Apple

On Wednesday, March 13, America’s first Flamenco exhibit opens at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Presented in partnership with NYC-based Flamenco company Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, “100 Years of Flamenco in NYC” celebrates the history of Spanish music and dance in New York since its rise to mainstream popularity in the early 20th century.

The exhibit runs throughout the summer and includes costumes, castanets, performance photos and music to set the mood. Visitors can also attend showings of rare documentaries from the library’s Jerome Robbins Dance Division, seminars, lectures and, of course, performances by Flamenco Vivo. There are even rumors of onsite Flamenco lessons!

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Flamenco Vivo will also perform at The Joyce Theater, May 29–June 2.

Photo by Richard Noble, 1964, Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

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