Flamenco performance planned at Anoka High School

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Staff Writer
Since 2013, I have primarily covered the Anoka-Hennepin and Spring Lake Park school districts as well as the city of Spring Lake Park for ABC Newspapers.

Anoka High School’s Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica will bring the Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre of Minneapolis to the high school a second time April 28.

The Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre of Minneapolis will return to Anoka High School for a performance at 7 p.m. April 28. File photo
The Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre of Minneapolis will return to Anoka High School for a performance at 7 p.m. April 28. File photo

The Spanish honor society, formed last school year, brought the ensemble to Anoka High School last April as a way to create cultural experiences for the broader community.

Flamenco, an art form combining singing, guitar playing, dancing and more, originated in Spain hundreds of years ago.

The Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre of Minneapolis was founded by Susana di Palma in 1982, and its mission is to “enrich our community by drawing people close to the beauty and energy of the flamenco tradition and, by expanding on that tradition, create an innovative art form that explores the issues of contemporary life,” according to Zorongo Flamenco’s website.

General admission tickets for the April 28 performance are on sale for $10 with proceeds benefiting Family Promise of Anoka County, a nonprofit that works with families experiencing homelessness.

An hour before the 7 p.m. performance, refreshments will be available for purchase as members of the Spanish honor society provide musical entertainment in the commons.

The honor society hopes to raise $5,000 for Family Promise of Anoka County.

Tickets are available at www.ahsflamencoshow.weebly.com.

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