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October 20, 2003
CONTACT: Faith Jackson
Office of University Relations
(908) 737-NEWS

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Dance Company
to Perform at Kean University

UNION, N.J. – Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, a Spanish-dance company based in New York City, will perform their full-length ballet Mano a Mano, at Kean University on Sunday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Wilkins Theatre, located on the main campus, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.

Mano a Mano is a rich dramatization of the life of Manolete, the legendary Spanish bullfighter, choreographed by company member Antonio Hidalgo. The New York Times has hailed it as “an ingenious production,” and the Pittsburgh Post Gazette called it “a flamboyant and tantalizing dip into the world of flamenco.”

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana was founded in 1983 by Roberto Lorca and Carlota Santana with the mission of breaking boundaries between cultures using the universal spirit of flamenco. Since Lorca’s untimely death in 1987, the company has flourished under the direction of Santana, who has actively encouraged creativity and innovation in her young dancers, choreographers and musicians, all the while maintaining high artistic standards and staying faithful to flamenco’s powerful traditions.

Tickets are $25 for the public; $19 for seniors; and $15 for students and children. Black-and-white as well as color photographs are available upon request. For further information, to order tickets, or request a brochure, call the Wilkins Theatre Box Office at 908-737-SHOW (7469).