As the Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Company enters its 20th year celebrating Spanish culture and dance, renowned performer and Duke faculty member Carlota Santana will present her dance troupe's new spring material in three parts Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. at the Carolina Theatre in Durham. Luz y Sombra traces the relative ups and downs of everyday life, and was composed in 1986 by Roberto Lorca, one of the company's original founders, shortly before he died of AIDS in 1997.
Zapateado explores the intersection of Lorca's choreography with the influence of Jose Greco. The new Bailes de Ida y Vuelta is choreographed by Antonio Hidalgo, and is a fusion of traditional flamenco with more contemporary Latino music and dance. Come and see what The New York Times has labeled an "infectiously joyful celebration of music and dance." Tickets are $28, $22, and $15 for students. 560-3030.