ABOUT THE SHOW:
Santa Fe’s premiere flamenco troupe, Compañía Chuscales y Mina Fajardo, will present Flamenco Passion as the Flamenco Fiesta de Santa Fe Fall 2023 concert at Teatro Paraguas, where the troupe has performed since 2013. The concert includes two singers besides Mina Fajardo— Nicolasa Chávez, the deputy New Mexico State Historian, and Gretchen Williams. Principal Dancer Monze Diaz is joined by fifteen other dancers, including Lacey Romero, Micah Birdshire, Katherine Pavuk, Charo Shaffer-Perez, Estrella Garcia-Vigil, Allison Hoyman, Paz Asquith, Alandra Lopez, Angelique Cordova, Jenna Espinoza, and PAPA Flamenco. Joining Mina and Chuscales is guest dancer Fabian Esquiplula Sisneros, a teacher, flamenco dancer, writer, poet, choreographer, and a member of the Sisnero family residing in New Mexico since 1630.
ABOUT THE FLAMENCO COMPANY:
One of the most accomplished flamenco guitarists in the world, Chuscales, grew up in a gypsy family of musicians and dancers in Spain, often visiting his grandmother in the caves of Sacromonte, a legendary cradle of flamenco. Chuscales has performed around the globe and is the recipient of multiple Dora More Awards for outstanding sound design/composition and Isadora Duncan Awards for composition, arrangement, and direction. Flamenco Passion is the creation of Mina Fajardo, a singer-songwriter, master dancer, choreographer, teacher, and director originally from Japan. Mina and Chuscales have performed internationally for decades, inspiring and teaching hundreds of flamenco students.
This project is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, City of Santa Fe Arts and Culture, and the Santa Fe Community Foundation.