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Tonight Casa Patas Flamenco Brings You the Fire and Passion of Spain

Tonight, Casa Patas Flamenco will perform the intricate, rhythmic footwork of flamenco—the fiery, passionate dance of Spain. Hailing from Madrid, Casa Patas is known for their emotional vocals, eclectic music, and dynamic dancing.

The performance features the group's new lead dancer, Karen Lugo, one of the youngest dancers and flamenco choreographers ever to perform with Casa Patas. Lugo began studying flamenco in her home country of Mexico and later moved to Madrid to continue her studies at the famed Amor de Dios academy, where her elegance and style soon won her a place with Casa Patas.

The performance will be held at 7:00 p.m., November 19 in Central Washington University’s McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $7 for seniors, children, and CWU students with ID. Tickets can be purchased at Parking at CWU lots is free after 4:30 p.m., except where specially designated and residence hall lots.

The Casa Patas Flamenco Foundation and Conservatory was founded in the year 2000 with the goal of becoming a center that offers the gamut of activities that are related to the teaching, research, and to the cante (singing), toque (music accompaniment), and baile (dancing) of flamenco. For more information, go to

One of their principal objectives is to promote this art form, which was designated by UNESCO in 2010 as an Intangible Cultural Heritage, by providing performances, master classes and inter-cultural activities both in Spain and abroad.

Casa Patas is performing at CWU by special arrangement of Don Luis Esteban, Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Spain.

Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,
November 19, 2015