Event Features Demonstration, Performance of Flamenco Dance and Music
Posted on Monday, September 09, 2013 [4:32 PM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Area residents can
learn about the Spanish folk music and dance flamenco Tuesday night
at Lindsey Wilson College.
"Through the Cradle of Flamenco with Diana
Dinicola and Company" will be presented at 7 p.m. CT Tuesday,
Sept. 10, in W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall. The event
-- which is part of the LWC 2013-14 Cultural Affairs Series -- is
free and open to the public.
Flamenco is a Spanish folk music and dance that dates to
the 18th century and is synonymous with Spain's Andalucian region
in the country's southern area. Most Americans encounter flamenco
dance and music in the popular operas Carmen and La
Traviata or in films set in southern Spain.
Tuesday night's program will feature a multi-media talk
"The evening will be a journey through Spanish history
and geography through the lens of flamenco," said LWC Cultural
Affairs Series Chair Phil Hanna.
Dinicola, who is an instructor and lecturer about
flamenco dance, will be accompanied by her husband, Paul T. Carney,
on guitar and vocalist Shannon Fitzgerald.
Dinicola's talk will include photos from travels in
Andalucia, reflections on experiences with the people and culture
of Spain, and a demonstration of flamenco.
"It's an opportunity to make connections between
landscape, context and artistic expression," Hanna said.
Dinicola has studied flamenco for more than a decade. A
graduate of Northwestern (Ill.) University, she holds a diploma for
the advanced level intensive training program at the Fundacion
Cristina Heeren de Arte Flamenco in Sevilla, Spain; she has
attended the National Flamenco Institute at the University of New
Mexico several times; and she returns to Spain annually for
continuing professional development.
Dinicola is co-founder of Flamenco Louisville and teaches
flamenco dance in Louisville, Ky., Lexington, Ky., Cincinnati, the
Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts and the Louisville
Also a graduate of Northwestern, Carney has studied Cuban
jazz and has performed with Flamenco Louisville since 2004.
Fitzgerald studied vocal solo work at Bellarmine (Ky.)
University and abroad. She earned a fellowship with Spain's
Ministry of Education as a North American language and culture
assistant and taught English in Andalusia.
"Through the Cradle of Flamenco with Diana Dinicola
and Company" will be presented at 7 p.m. CT Tuesday, Sept. 10, in
W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall, 155 Blue Raider Drive.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information,
contact LWC Cultural Affairs Series Chair Phil Hanna at hannap@
lindsey.edu or (270) 384-8250.