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Flamenco Vivo/Carlota Santana Presents Fiesta Flamenca

Feb 16 - 18 , 2017 · BOOTH PLAYHOUSE at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Prices begin at $19.50

Presented by: Blumenthal Performing Arts

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Flamenco Vivo/Carlota Santana Presents Fiesta Flamenca

Feb 16 - 18 , 2017 · BOOTH PLAYHOUSE at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Prices begin at $19.50

Presented by: Blumenthal Performing Arts

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana is one of America’s premier Spanish dance companies, dedicated to the belief that the universal spirit of flamenco, a multicultural art form, has the power to build bridges between cultures. Our mission includes raising public awareness of flamenco as an integral part of Hispanic heritage, creating and presenting new works and nurturing the next generations of flamenco artists.

The company tours extensively across the country (appearing at some 71 venues in 26 states over the past 5 seasons), and serves New York audiences with an annual home season, supplemented by intensive arts edu-cation programs in a dozen or more public schools each year, and an annual “Flamenco in the Boros” tour which brings free flamenco performances to new audiences around the city. Flamenco Vivo also operates the Center for Flamenco Arts, one of only three New York City dance studios dedicated to the specific require-ments of flamenco, and produces the New York State Flamenco Certamen, a competition for pre-professional dance artists. In 1996, 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.

True to its founding vision, the Company commissions new repertoire with original choreography and music and has premiered a series of dramatic, cutting edge works. Recent creations include A Solas, a deep and soulful modern flamenco work created by celebrated artist Ángel Muñoz, Burlador (The Trickster), an innovative dance drama based on tales of the legendary deceiver Don Juan, Bailes de Ida y Vuelta, a journey through Latin America to show how flamenco has been influenced by Caribbean, Latino and Afro-Latino sounds, Bailaor/ Bailaora, a portrayal of the evolution of flamenco, Mano a Mano - a tribute to the bullfighter Manolete and the contemporary flamenco story-ballet, and Federico, a celebration of the life of Federico García Lor-ca. Each was performed to great acclaim at The Joyce Theater in New York City and on tour.

The Company’s mission of bridging cultures using the spirit of flamenco is achieved through extensive com-munity outreach, enriching arts-in-education programs and powerful performances for diverse audiences. In addition to its intensive curriculum based in-school residency programs, the Company has created unique arts-in-education performance pieces such as Amigos Españoles, featuring a young person’s journey through Spain and Inesperanza, a story of life's difficulties told through the art of flamenco, produced in conjunction with the Lincoln Center Institute.

Carlota Santana and Roberto Lorca co-founded the company in 1983 and following his death from HIV-related causes in 1987, she was determined to continue their work. In the decades since, she has led Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana to its 30th Anniversary and beyond, performing at such venues as Lincoln Center, The Joyce Theater, The BAM Fisher, The New Victory Theater, Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh, The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, The Van Wezel Performing Arts Center in Sarasota, Florida, Universidad Bucaramanga in Colombia, South America, Palacio de Congresos in Granada, Spain, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art among many others. In accordance with the Company’s commitment to excellence, Ms. Santana has been deemed “The Keeper of Flamenco” by Dance Magazine in recognition of her commitment to creating new works and developing young artists and choreographers. Most recently on the occasion of the Company’s 30th Anniversary in 2013, Ms. Santana was honored by the Government of Spain with La Cruz de la Orden al Merito Civil for ""all the years of excellence and dedication to the flamenco art.”

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Parking and Directions

A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage.
Bank of America Center Parking Garage
Enter on Trade or 5th Streets between N. College and N. Brevard Streets. 

The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun.

Getting and Using Your Parking Pass When You Arrive

  1. Pull the garage entry ticket when you arrive at the designated garage. You will need this to exit!
  2. Purchase a $5 Blumenthal exit pass at the theater or click here to purchase in advance online. If you would rather purchase by phone, please call 704.335.1010*

When You Exit

  1. Insert your garage entry ticket into the yellow slot. Amount due will display on the screen.
  2. Insert your Blumenthal exit pass in the same yellow slot, with arrow pointing at slot.
  3. Gate arm will rise and screen will display “drive safely.”

*Pre-paid parking is not available day of show.

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The Booth Playhouse is located on the upper level of Founders Hall.  Take the Bank of America Center Parking Garage elevator to the 6th level.  Go through the Bank of America Center and cross the overstreet walkway into Founders Hall.  The Booth Playhouse will be on your immediate right.

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Advance reservations for Patron Assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience!

  • Assistive listening systems available
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Wheelchair seating

Wheelchair access
All of our theaters and classrooms are accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Most restrooms and water fountains in all facilities are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems.

Entry and exit assistance
For performances in the Booth Playhouse, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the corner of 5th and College Streets.


Audio Description
Certain performances will be audio described for the blind or visually impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances upon request. Audio description provides an on-going oral description of the action, sets and costumes during the performance. Each participant wears a headset, and no other patrons are able to hear the descriptions.

Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. At the Booth Playhouse, simply ask any usher for assistance.

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Certain performances at the Performing Arts Center will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested.

Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening equipment is available free of charge for all amplified performances. Please see an usher for assistance

Group Sales

10% for groups of 10+, with one (1) complimentary ticket