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  • NYS Writers Institute

An Evening of Flamenco Music & Film: Friday, October 1

Join us Friday night for a Hispanic Heritage Month* event:

Flamenco guitarist Maria Zemantauski will perform a 30-minute solo concert, which will be followed by a screening of Flamenco Vivo’s "6 Hilos" (6 Threads) which pays homage to the Golden Age of flamenco.

Event information

7:30 p.m. Friday, October 1, 2021

UAlbany Performing Arts Center on the University at Albany’s Uptown Campus

1400 Washington Avenue, Albany 12222

The event is free and open to the public.

At the conclusion of the event, there will be a meet-and-greet in the theatre lobby.

NOTE: Friday's event is free. Several of the artists featured in the film will be performing live with Flamenco Vivo when the company presents Tablao Flamenco on Saturday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m.

* September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month

A look at Flamenco Vivo

Founded in 1983, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana is one of America’s premier flamenco companies with home bases in New York City and Durham, NC. Its mission is to promote flamenco as a living art form and a vital part of Hispanic heritage; produce and perform high quality dance works; provide arts education programs that catalyze connections among young people; and nurture the next generations of Spanish dance artists and educators.

Maria Zemantauski is a nylon-string guitarist and composer whose style is influenced by a variety of musical genres, most notably, Spanish classical, flamenco and American fingerstyle. She has performed in Spain, Italy and across the continental United States to great acclaim.

“Maria Zemantauski is a musical genius, whose performances leave her audiences asking for more. She plays with such passion and beauty, sharing cultural interpretations that make the music come alive for her audience. Building on traditional motifs and creating new and original works, Maria offers the best of both worlds. Her performance was magical, and the audience loved her!”
— Linda Pershing, California State University, San Marcos

With a Masters Degree in Cultural Anthropology, Maria Zemantauski is a relentless promoter of the arts as a vital educational component and an integral part of society. She is highly regarded for combining both performance and sociocultural analysis and is a frequent guest lecturer at colleges and universities nationwide, including the University of San Francisco, University of California at Santa Cruz, Eastman School of Music, Ithaca College School of Music, St. Lawrence University, California State University at San Marcos and The University of Kentucky at Lexington.

Her music can also be heard in the award-winning documentary, "Radical Harmoniess", an historical perspective of Women’s Music Festivals and “The Heretics” a documentary film about the Women’s Art Movement of the 1970’s in the USA.

University at Albany COVID protocols

The event will comply with all COVID-19 protocols and follow the guidance of health officials.

Attendees, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask inside all campus buildings.

Featured guests and moderators will remove masks during their talks, but attendees are required to keep masks on during the events.

This Hispanic Heritage Month event is presented by the UAlbany Performing Arts Center in partnership with the NYS Writers Institute.

The program is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, and with funds from the NYS DanceForce, a partnership program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the New York State Governor and Legislature.

More information can be obtained by calling the UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s box office at (518) 442-3997.


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