Regardless if you celebrate Hanukkah's eight nights or the 12 days of Christmas or just in need of a sultry Spanish night, the holiday season with Carolina and Carole is a wonderful night for a date night, family gathering, or get together with friends and co-workers. So brace yourself for a night when the well worn hardwood floors of Pachamama resonate with the pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar. Carolina and her daughter CarolÃ© AcuÃ±a and their company of musicians and dancers offer a special evening of entertainment. If you have not seen this group, this is an opportunity to experience their high energy and passion for their art that defines a new dimension in Flamenco and Spanish dance traditions.
"Flamenco star CarolÃ© AcuÃ±a brings the soul of Spain to San Francisco" - Peter Fish, Sunset Magazine
â€œLugo is a woman with complicated memories and sorrowsâ€¦ When she dances, she conveys depths of melancholy, devilishness or joy through the apt placement of her torso. The tilt of her ribs, for example, is just right to create that essential image of dignity, slight arrogance and emotional daring without which Flamenco is just another collection of steps and tunes. As a musician sheâ€™s equally sophisticated, inhabiting the music in the middle of every beat, with a command that is neither haughty nor proud, but self-assured, at ease. She dances the way some French cookâ€”with what appears to be a graceful inevitability discovered on the spot." ~ Ann Murphy, Dance Critic for Dance View West Magazine
"It is when Lugo and her daughter CarolÃ© AcuÃ±a dance together that the women unearth a new dimension in dance..." ~ Ann Murphy, Oakland Tribune