Sleeping Woman Mountain

A Flamenco Celebration of Love Poetry

Compania Chuscales y Mina Fajardo is joining with Teatro Paraguas artistic director Argos MacCallum to present a flamenco concert interwoven with selected love poems from MacCallum’s recently published book Sleeping Woman Mountain.

WHEN: Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m.

COST: $25 general admission in advance, $30 at door; $20 seniors and students

>> Buy tickets online or make reservations (pay at door) at 505-424-1601 <<

Lacey Romero

Mina Fajardo

Monze Diaz


Mina Fajardo, choreographer and director of Compania Chuscales, has created evocative and innovative dances within the particular forms of flamenco for her company to accompany the poems, which will be read by MacCallum.

Master guitarist Chuscales, who comes from a long line of flamenco virtuosos in Spain, will accompany the dancers, including Monze Diaz, Micah Birdshire, Katherine Pavuk, Lacey Romero, Paz Asquith, and Estrella Garcia-Vigil.  

Nicolasa Chavez, deputy NM State Historian, is the featured singer, along with Mina Fajardo, who also dances. Fajardo’s students, known as the Fiesta Flamencas, will join in on a few of the dances.


by Argos MacCallum

Do the orange flowers grow quickly

after your footsteps? Dark clouds dash

to your drawing board, and lucky

raindrops aim for your watercup? 

Don’t try to persuade me it isn’t so.

I see what the sun does when

left alone with you.

The trees can’t hide 

your red hair with their curtains

of green. And besides,

I still see you after you disappear.

Because your smile is the knife point 

piercing the melon, your eyes

the jarring dive of the nighthawk,

your movements a stream slaking thirst,

your fingers hoofbeats over my heart


Compania Chuscales y Mina Fajardo has presented its unique flavor of flamenco at Teatro Paraguas for the past 10 years, utilizing lighting, projections, group choreography, and storylines to create a thrilling and memorable experience. Recently Compania staged a tribute to Doña Tules, a Burro Alley saloon owner and professional gambler, and one of Santa Fe’s most influential women of the 19th century.

This project is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts (NM Dept. of Culture), and the Santa Fe Community Foundation.