The acclaimed Zorongo Flamenco Dance Company will present SOL Y LUNA, an evening of traditional Spanish dance and music, on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater. Led by dancer and choreographer Susana di Palma, the Minneapolis-based company is comprised of an ensemble of international artists, dancers and musicians renowned for bringing the power, passion and virtuosity of the art of flamenco to American audiences. This event is free and open to the public; seats can be reserved at www.carleton.tixato.com/buy.
Unparalleled as a dancer and choreographer, di Palma's performances have been described as “ferocious, enigmatic, and poignant” (The Seattle Times). Di Palma has captured the attention of audiences and critics around the world, combining traditional Spanish flamenco with innovative choreography and theatrics to create performances “with a sense of humor and a clear idea of theater” (The Villager, New York). In addition to being an accomplished flamenco soloist, di Palma’s theatrical contributions to the dance form have earned her recognition for producing socially relevant works that reflect upon contemporary issues.
Searching for an outlet for her passion for traditional Spanish dance and urge to address social and political concerns, di Palma founded Minneapolis’ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School in 1982. Zorongo is one of the few American Spanish dance companies that present both traditional flamenco programs as well as original theater flamenco works.
In addition to serving as the Artistic Director of the Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School, Di Palma has taught flamenco for over 25 years and works as an adjunct teacher at the University of Minnesota.
This event is sponsored by Arts at Carleton. For more information, including disability accommodations, call director of the arts Steven Richardson at (507) 222-4389. The Weitz Center for Creativity is located at Third and College Streets in Northfield.