Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Spanish Dance, Music & Passion Come to Asheville This Weekend

Asheville is known for its eclectic arts scene. This weekend in Asheville is no different with the highly anticipated performance of Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana: La Pasión Flamenca. Filled with a stirring mix of pride, passion, love and sorrow, the performance features solos, duets, and company dances that are slated to "transcend cultural boundaries to convey universal emotions."

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The performance brings guests on a journey to the southern region of Spain, at the crossroads of Andalusia, the birthplace of flamenco. Artistic Director Carlota Santana has been hailed as "the keeper of the flame for this time-honored Spanish dance form with its vibrant influences from Africa, the Americas, and the Middle East."

Guests are immersed in an evening of Spanish dance and music and come away thoroughly entertained. You can read performance reviews from The New York Times and others here.

La Pasión Flamenca showtimes are at 8p.m. on Thursday, February 21 and Friday, February 22 at the Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place. Ticket holders are invited to enhance their theatre experience by attending a free pre-performance discussion in The Forum. The discussion is led by members of the Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana and begins at 7p.m. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Admittance to the discussion is not permitted after 7:10p.m.

Regular admission prices are $35, students $30, children age 12 and under $15, and student rush day-of-the-show (with valid ID) $10. Tickets can be purchased online here.

In addition to this show, be sure to check out the full lineup of other arts performances occurring this weekend at the Diana Wortham Theatre, The Orange Peel Social Club, and The North Carolina Stage Company. As always, there's a lot going on with plenty to see and do.

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Enjoy your weekend and drop us a line telling us what you did while you were here! Our comment section always welcomes you.

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