Lincoln Center Brings Performances To Queens Libraries
Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer; Hillary McAndrew Plate, Senior Manager, Meet the Artists & Community Programming of Lincoln Center and Queens Library President and CEO Thomas W. Galante welcomed Lincoln Center Local to Queens Library at Broadway today. Jessica Wilt, Director of Education of Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana and Tara Lynch, a costumed flamenco teaching artist/performer answered questions on the history and significance of classical flamenco dance.
The event was the preview to the free performance of The Resurgence of Spanish Dance which will take place at Queens Library at Broadway, 40-20 Broadway, Long Island City on July 14 at 2:30 p.m.
“Queens Library has always been at the forefront of providing borough residents with world class entertainment right in the comfort of our very own neighborhoods,” said Van Bramer, who is chair of the Cultural Affairs and Libraries Committee. “This year their partnership with Lincoln Center will continue this tradition by providing thousands of Queens residents with affordable, convenient entertainment from renowned Grammy nominated performers and premiere world class acts. I want to thank the Queens Library and Lincoln Center for drawing in entertainment from a world away and into the hearts of our communities.”
Flamenco is an art form that developed in Andalusia, a province in southern Spain. The unique interplay among Moors, Jews, Andalusians and Gypsies shaped this culturally rich genre of song, music, and dance. Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana has continued the traditions of flamenco while taking on an ambassadorial role. Under the direction of Carlota Santana, the Company’s dancers, singers, and musicians trace the development of flamenco, revealing visions of life full of pride, passion, honor, love and sorrow.
“Queens Library is thrilled to be hosting the highest caliber music and dance from Lincoln Center Local here, where library and a Grammy-nominated band. On July 28, thrill to Fascinating Gershwin, Queens Library at Forest Hills, 108- 19 71st Ave. Free performances are at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Singer Teri Dale Hansen and her pianist take you on a tour of legendary music from the American songbook.