Saturday, December 1. Solo performance for the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s most elegant event of the year: the Azucar Ball at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The NOHHF is a non-profit community organization whose main purpose is to provide an organized and directed effort in cultivating and promoting the Hispanic heritage of New Orleans and the Southern region. The Foundation seeks, encourages and supports talented Hispanic high-school students by providing them with educational scholarships at local schools participating in the NOHHF Scholarship Program.
Friday, July 27 at 8pm. Luna Lunera and the troup ‘Flamenco Baila’ celebrate the art of Andalusia, its culture, flamenco, food and traditions under the light of the full moon. One of three featured soloists including dancers Isaac Tovar and Carmen Camacho, guitarist Gaspar Rodriguez, percussionist Miguel El Nene and singer Manuel Peralta.
May 15 – 20 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM Fisher), New York. Company dancer for Flamenco Vivo’s 35th Anniversary season, premiering Mujeres Valientes, a new work by flamenco legend Belén Maya that explores the fundamental power and courage of 17th-century Mexican poet and philosopher Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and 19th-century activist and South American revolutionary Manuela Sáenz. The program features a moving original score by guitarist and composer Gaspar Rodriguez. The second half of the show presents new solos by rising Spanish flamenco stars José Maldonado and Guadalupe Torres. The program features Flamenco Vivo’s international company of eight dancers and five musicians, with all works performed to live music.
March 2 – 25. Company dancer with the New York City-based troupe Flamenco Vivo for their Winter 2018 US tour presenting their new show Voces del Sur. This international cast of world renowned dancers and musicians from Spain and the US present a glimpse into the mysterious land of Andalucia and beyond. For more information and tickets visit www.flamenco-vivo.org
February 23 – 24 at Durham’s beloved Motorco Music Hall. Flamenco Vivo returns with a brand-new show and a dynamic cast of world renowned artists from Spain and the US. Experience the dazzling footwork, sensual lyricism, and intricate rhythms of this critically acclaimed company in an intimate tablao (cafe-style) setting.
May 16 – 21. Company dancer with Flamenco Vivo for their 2017 home season in New York at BAM Fisher with a world-renowned cast of 14 dancers, singers and musicians from Spain and the US. The program features new works by a trio of distinctive voices in contemporary Spanish dance. El Pintor, choreographed by Antonio Hidalgo, José Maldonado’s Pa’ Triana Voy and from Angel Muñoz, there is A Solos [working title], a bravura display of the individual personas of four outstanding male flamenco dancers.
February 24 -26. Described as ‘seductive, nuanced and in-your-face powerful’by Latina Magazine, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana brings the pride, power and passion of flamenco back to Durham with a dynamic cast of world-renowned dancers and musicians from Spain and the U.S. Experience the dazzling footwork, sensual lyricism, and intricate rhythms of this critically-acclaimed company in an intimate tablao (cafe-style) setting.
Saturday, June 25 at 7pm. Company dancer with EntreFlamenco, directed by Antonio Granjero & Estefania Ramirez. Presented by the Chinati Foundation at the Crowley Theatre, the full-length performance showcases the rich, passionate styles of traditional Spanish flamenco song and dance with a program of quartets, trios, duets, and solo interpretations.
May 3 – 8, Brooklyn Academy of Music. Company dancer with New York City’s Flamenco Vivo, presenting their 2016 Home Season show, Voces de Andalucia, a three-part suite of contemporary flamenco dance and music including an international cast of artists from Spain & the US. Featuring the world premiere PiCa, Susana di Palma’s dance/fantasy about Picasso; Federico, a celebration of Federico Garcia Lorca’s creative genius; and Música Andaluza, an adaption of Lorca verses, in a world premiere composition by Gaspar Rodriguez. The program also includes Angeles II, choreographed and performed by British National Dance Award nominee Ángel Muñoz.
February 21 – March 4. Company dancer with New York City’s Flamenco Vivo for their Spring 2016 National Tour presenting Poema de Andalucía, a journey through the alluring cultures and traditions of the Andalusian provinces that form the cradle of flamenco. The Company includes an acclaimed cast of artists from the US and Spain. For more information & tickets visit www.flamenco-vivo.org.
February 12 – 14. New York City’s Flamenco Vivo brings The Passion of Flamenco back to Motorco Music Hall in North Carolina. Experience all the romance and power of flamenco, performed in an intimate tablao setting, with dance and live music by the company’s internationally-acclaimed artists. Four shows, including a Valentine’s Day matinee and evening performances Friday-Sunday. Visit www.flamenco-vivo.org for more information.
Company dancer with Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana’s Spring 2015 Season show entitled “Angeles/Almas”, presented at BAM Fisher, May 19 – 24. Two programs of original works will be presented featuring acclaimed artists from the US & Spain, including guest artist Angel Muñoz premiering his new show “Angeles” and Guadalupe Torres in her US debut.
February 27 – March 1. Part of Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana’s visiting artist residency program at Duke University. The Passion of Flamenco is the impassioned investment of each dancer, singer, musician — an expression of feelings transformed, expressing the vital essence that lives within each of us and is the foundation of Flamenco. Flamenco Vivo is one of the nation’s premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies celebrating their 30th Anniversary Season. The dancers and musicians uphold the purity and traditions of flamenco while pushing the boundaries of the art form in new directions.
February 8 – 26. National tour with the New York City-based company, Flamenco Vivo. The Company brings an exciting evening of flamenco to the stage featuring accomplished artists from the U.S. and Spain. The performance will include celebrated repertoire as well as the work “A Solas” by Ángel Muñoz which the NY Times deemed “…impressive for its compositional finesse.”
Friday, September 5, at 6:30pm at Cafe Istanbul in the Bywater. An exciting evening of authentic flamenco music and dance with local guitarist John Lawrence and featuring special guests from Sevilla, Spain. The power and beauty of flamenco are expressed through guitar, soulful song, and dance which come together in search of the duende.
Company dancer with the Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe Company’s summer season featuring an exciting cast of artists from Spain, France, Mexico and the US. Performances on July 18 & 27 and August 3 & 9 in Santa Fe, NM at the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center and at the Aspen District Theatre in Aspen, CO on July 22 & August 5, 2014.
Saturday, June 14, at 8pm at the intimate Tablao Academia Amaya in Mexico City’s historic Roma district, with a special group of artists from Spain and Mexico featuring Mercedes “La Winy” Amaya, Santiago Aguilar on guitar, singers Mario Diaz & Cachito Diaz, and dancers Mariano Lozano, Paulina Flores, Rocio Sanchez & Mariana Yazbek.
Friday, May 9, Flamenco Puro Sur featuring Eliza & guitarist John Lawrence was honored to perform at a private reception at the French Consulate residence heralding the start of the second annual Euro-American Celebration. This event, supported by the European Union, is organized by the Alliance Française in partnership with the World Trade Center of New Orleans.
Friday, April 4, at Dance Quarter studio in New Orleans. This first edition of Café Flamenco- a community gathering in celebration of the Flamenco arts in NOLA organized and produced by Eliza – witnessed her beginner through intermediate level students performing short excerpts of class material, demos by local aspiring flamenco dancers, tango and salsa artists, a live set of spirited gypsy music by European-based band The Balcony Players, and an excerpt por alegrías by Eliza and guitarist John Lawrence.
Company member with the Juan Siddi Flamenco Theatre Company 2013 National Tour. Performing in cities through the mid, north and southern regions of the US, including such theaters as the Overture Center for the Arts, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and St. Augustine Amphitheatre among others.