County of Fairfax, Virginia
The Robert Ames Alden Theatre
at the McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean VA 22101
Media Contact: Sabrina Anwah
Director of Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, Jan. 13, 2016
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Performs "Poema de Andaluca" at The Alden January 28
McLean, VA-New York City's Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana<http://www.flamenco-vivo.org/>, one of the nation's premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies, comes to The Alden at the McLean Community Center (MCC) for a single performance at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28. Tickets are $35 for the general public, $20 for MCC tax district residents. The theatre is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue.
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana's performances uphold the purity and traditions of flamenco and classical Spanish dance while pushing the boundaries of the art form in new directions. The company commissions dramatic works with original choreography and live music, performs cutting edge dance in New York City and tours throughout the United States.
"Poema de Andaluca" is a journey through the cultural richness and traditions of the Andalusian provinces that form the "cradle of flamenco." Despite their proximity, many stylistic differences exist between the regions of southern Spain. The varied traditions, festivals and rituals of daily life reflect the special character of its people and have made the Andalusian region a wellspring of cultural heritage, not just for dance and song, but for poetry, art and literature. Through the language of flamenco, this special "Poem" pays tribute to the unique land and people of Andaluca.
"This was a show of graceful, sensuous dance, expressing a host of raw human emotions-evocative of loneliness, pride, passion and joy"-The Philadelphia Inquirer
About The Alden
Built in 1975, the 383-seat Robert Ames Alden Theatre, "The Alden," is a cultural resource for the citizens of McLean and the Washington Metropolitan area that presents a full professional season of interdisciplinary and high-quality performances, lectures and educational programs for audiences of all ages. The Alden is ADA-compliant and will make arrangements for accommodations. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: www.aldentheatre.org<http://www.aldentheatre.org>.
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The Robert Ames Alden Theatre is a cultural resource for the citizens of McLean that presents high-quality performances, lectures and educational programs for audiences of all ages. The Alden Theatre is ADA-compliant and will make arrangements for accommodations. To request this information in an alternate format, call 711.