Flamenco and Irish Music at Diana Wortham Theatre

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana performs February 21 & 22.  Photo: Angelica Escoto
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana performs February 21 & 22. Photo: Angelica Escoto

Vivid and Sizzling Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana

In a fierce and eclectic evening of Spanish dance and music, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana provides passion and drama in its inspiring program La Pasión Flamenca at Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place on Thursday and Friday, February 21 and 22 at 8 p.m.

Known for the purity of its work and the unique and creative way in which it has enriched the art of flamenco, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana conveys emotions that speak to everyone and transcend cultural boundaries. The company is internationally renowned, having performed in venues including Lincoln Center, The Joyce Theatre, Summerdance in Santa Barbara, Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga in Colombia, South America, and Palacio de Congresos in Granada, Spain.

During the February performances at the Diana Wortham Theatre, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana will perform La Pasión Flamenca, a journey back to the cultural crossroads of Andalusia, the southern region of Spain and the birthplace of flamenco. Through the dynamic expression of dance, influences can be seen and heard from Africa, the Americas, and the Middle East.

Artistic director Carlota Santana’s commitment to creating new works and developing young artists and choreographers to carry on the traditions of flamenco has earned her the title “The Keeper of Flamenco” from Dance Magazine.

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana: La Pasión Flamenca. Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place, Thursday & Friday, February 21 & 22 at 8 p.m. Ticket Prices: Regular: $35; Student: $30; Child (ages 12 and under): $15.


Fullset – Live Ireland’s “2012 New Group of The Year”

Innovative, yet true to its traditional Irish roots, FullSet performs its unique and stunning sound February 28 at 8 p.m. With formidable talent, FullSet explores its traditional Irish roots and infuses them with youthful verve. FullSet’s performance at Diana Wortham Theatre is presented in partnership with The Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College.

FullSet’s debut album Notes At Liberty (2011) was met with critical praise, and earned the group a comparison to Irish music supergroups including Danú and Altan. To date FullSet has performed at various festivals and venues across Europe including the Kann al Loar folk festival in Landerneau, Brittany, and also the Festival Interceltique de Lorient. The band has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in folk and world music including Moya Brennan, Fred Morrison, Lúnasa, and Carlos Núnez.

FullSet is comprised of six musicians at the top of their game. Janine Redmond (button accordion) has achieved numerous solo All-Ireland titles in accordion and melodeon. Seán McCarthy (uilleann pipes, whistles) has been awarded the All-Ireland uilleann pipes title on six separate occasions. Michael Harrison (fiddle) is a three-time All-Ireland fiddle champion.

Eamonn Moloney (bodhrán) has performed with The Chieftains and Cathy Jordan. Andrew Meaney (guitar) is a primarily self-taught guitar player with a unique and powerful style. Teresa Horgan (vocals, flute) has performed in countries across the world. Together these talented individuals delight audiences worldwide.

FullSet, February 28 at 8 p.m. Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place. Ticket Prices: Regular $30; Students $25; Child $15. Student Rush day-of-the-show (with valid ID) $10.