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Flamenco dancer to perform at University Art Gallery

Flamenco dancer Norah Flatley will perform at noon March 9 at the New Mexico State University Art Gallery as part of the "Art a la Carte" series. Admission is free.



Norah Flatley, a professional flamenco dancer, will perform at the New Mexico State University Art Gallery.

The "Art a la Carte" series of lunchtime performances is dedicated to bringing the arts to the Las Cruces community, said Jackie Mitchell, museum educator for the gallery. Guests are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch.

Flatley, a former ballet dancer, is a member of Carmona Flamenca, a dance company that performs in the Seattle area. Flamenco is a Spanish gypsy style of dance. Dancers wear bright colored costumes and dance to traditional guitar and drum music.

The performance is done with the involvement of the audience -- especially children, Flatley said.

"This is not like traditional theater in the United States where children are meant to sit, be quiet and mind their manners," Flatley said. "Flamenco in Spain is all inclusive. Children grow up on it, singing it, dancing it."

For more information call Mitchell at (505) 646-4010.

Photo is available at http://kiernan.nmsu.edu/newsphoto/flatley.jpg.
For a print, call (505) 646-3221.

CUTLINE: Norah Flatley, a professional flamenco dancer, will perform at the New Mexico State University Art Gallery.

Chris J. Minnick
Feb. 27, 2001