ABOUT THE SHOW:
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
ABOUT THE FLAMENCO COMPANY:
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.