The Passion of Flamenco: Duke university FREE Symposium and ticketed Performances

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The Passion of Flamenco 
Symposium & Performances
Duke University, Durham, NC
February 27-March 1, 2015

SYMPOSIUM - Free and open to the Public

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | White Auditorium, Duke East Campus (master class in the Ark Dance Studio). Duke University, Durham, NC.

Free and open to the public.

Flamenco, a dance and music form of Southern Spain, was forged by a remarkable intercultural exchange among Arabic, Judaic and Iberian cultures, inhabitants of Spain, and subsequently enriched by rhythms and influences from the East Indian gypsies and from Latin America.

The Passion of Flamenco Symposium is inspired by the exhibit “100 Years of Flamenco in New York” mounted at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in 2013. One of the curators of that exhibit, Meira Goldberg, is a featured speaker at the symposium, along with scholar Estela Zatania, and Brook Zern, who has been knighted by the King of Spain for his contributions to flamenco. The Symposium will culminate with a 75-minute master class led by Antonio Hidalgo, Associate Artistic Director of Flamenco Vivo.

For more information, see the biographies at the bottom of the page, and the link:

PERFORMANCES: The Passion of Flamenco: Up Close and Personal

Friday, Saturday, Sunday Feb. 27, 28, and March 1

Friday & Saturday | 8 p.m. | Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 

Sunday | 7 p.m. | Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC

For 3 nights, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana <> will perform in a tablao (café) setting at Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Avenue in Durham. Patrons can opt for table seating for $30/person or sitting on risers for $20/person. Limited student tickets available for $10. Tickets for sale at the door or in advance at the Duke University Box Office. Dinner and drinks are not included, but may be purchased at the bar. Seating one hour before curtain.

To purchase tickets:

These events are sponsored by the Duke University Dance Program <>, the Duke University Department of Romance Studies, the Durham Arts Council, NC Arts Council, and are made possible by a Visiting Artist grant from the Council of the Arts, Office of the Vice Provost, Duke University.


Meira Goldberg, Symposium Speaker
K. Meira Goldberg “La Meira” (M.F.A., Ed.D.) is a flamenco performer, teacher, choreographer, and scholar. She is co-editor and translator for an anthology, Imagining Flamenco: Historical, Critical, and Theoretical Perspectives, forthcoming in 2015 from McFarland. She co-curated the 2013 exhibit “100 Years of Flamenco in New York” at the New York Public Library for the Performing Art at the Lincoln Center, and co-authored the catalog. Her article “Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco” is in Dance Chronicle 37:1; she is writing a book with the same title. She is the lead organizer of a conference on "The Global Reach of the Fandango in Music, Song, and Dance" (April 2015) at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York’s Foundation for Iberian Music, whose proceedings will be published by the Junta de Andalucía. Goldberg’s doctoral dissertation on Carmen Amaya, Border Trespasses: The Gypsy Mask and Carmen Amaya’s Flamenco Dance, is a widely-used resource within the English-speaking Flamenco community. She currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and she has also taught or guest-lectured at New York University, Bryn Mawr College, Duke University, Julliard, Princeton University, Smith College, and the Flamenco Festival International in Albuquerque.

Estela Zatania, Symposium Speaker
Estela Zatania’s career in flamenco as singer, guitarist, dancer, writer and journalist spans more than 50 years. In 2002, she was named editor-in-chief of the online magazine In 2003, she received a research grant from the Cultural Ministry of Andalucía which led to the publication of her investigation “Flamencos de Gañanía”, selected Best Flamenco Book of 2007 by popular vote. In 2004, she was awarded Spain’s national prize for Flamenco Journalism. She was contributing writer for the books “Flamenco Project: una ventana a la visión extranjera 1960-1985”, “100 Años de Flamenco en Nueva York” and “La Cañeta de Málaga, José Salazar y La Pirula”, and acted as advisor for numerous documentaries, most recently “The Fabulous Sabicas” which she presented at Lincoln Center in New York City. Founding member of the cultural forum “Morón 2004”, Zatania is a regular panel member on the weekly radio program “Los Caminos del Cante” broadcast from Jerez, and currently gives lectures and workshops throughout Europe, Canada and the United States.

Brook Zern, Symposium Speaker
A guitarist, historian and widely-published writer on flamenco, Brook Zern was knighted in 2008 by King Juan Carlos I of Spain for his work in the field, receiving the Cruz de Isabel la Catolica (Officer’s Cross of the Order of Queen Isabella) – the highest honor that Spain can bestow upon a non-Spanish citizen. He is a Contributing Scholar at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York’s Foundation for Iberian Music, and a Consultant on Flamenco in the Ethnomusicology Department of Columbia University. His writing has been published in dozens of American and Spanish publications, and his contributions to The New York Times have been recognized by Spain’s Melia Journalism Prize.

Antonio Hidalgo, Associate Artistic Director, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana (Master Class Leader)
Antonio Hidalgo is from Córdoba, Spain and has worked with the companies of Jose Antonio, Paco Romero, Jose Greco and Antonio Gades. Now Associate Artistic Director of Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, he has been a choreographer and principal dancer with the Company since 1998. With Inmaculada Ortega, he also directs the company Aroma Flamenca and works with the Fundacion Antonio Gades as Assistant Director, soloist and choreography assistant.

Barbara Dickinson
Professor of the Practice of Dance
Duke University Dance Program
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