Santa Fe Passion For All Things Flamenco

With Santa Fe’s 400 year Spanish history, The City Different is a bona fide flamenco town. Flamenco celebrates the culture and passion of Spain. Flamenco is Spanish folk music that is accompanied by singing and dancing. It began in Spain’s southern coastal region of Andalusia and developed over centuries, taking its current form in the 18th century. Fast forward to The City Different….

Santa Fe is known to showcase some of the best flamenco talent in the world. A big nod goes to Maria Benitez, Vicente Romero and Jose Greco­­––a few of the early U.S. flamenco pioneers who made their home in Santa Fe. The spirit and passion of flamenco still burns hot today. Here are few suggestions to make your flamenco experience in Santa Fe a memorable one!

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Juan Siddi Flamenco Ignites the Lensic Stage

Photo courtesy of Juan Siddi Flamenco
Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe sets fire on the Lensic stage. (Photo courtesy of Juan Siddi Flamenco)

Experience the passion and mystery of Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe! Juan Siddi is the lead dancer and artistic director for this international performing troupe that presents rigorous choreography and captures flamenco’s rich cultural heritage, mixing it with contemporary flair. Musicians and vocalists, many hailing from Spain, heighten the dramatic power.

Founded in 2008, the company’s crowd-pleasing performances immerse aficionados, as well as those newly fascinated by flamenco, in a centuries-old world of song and dance.  July dates have been set for the 10th 19th, and the 23rd. Order tickets here.

 

Entre Flamenco Bridges Passion and Culture

Entre Flamenco dancers heat up the Maria Benitez Caberet Theater. (Photo courtesy of Entre Flamenco)
Entre Flamenco dancers heat up the Maria Benitez Caberet Theater. (Photo courtesy of Entre Flamenco)

Entreflamenco––another show worth checking out¬––offers Santa Fe a taste of Spain. World-renowned Spanish Flamenco dancer Antonio Granjero presents his troupe’s performance season along with his featured artist Estefania Ramirez.

Entreflamenco's summer season begins June 30 through August 28 at The Lodge in Santa Fe. Ignite your senses and be sure to experience this world-class Spanish dance on your next visit to Santa Fe.

 Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico Exhibit

Child’s Feria Dress, Sevilla, Spain, 1990s (left) and Child’s Feria Dress, Sevilla, Spain, ca. 1960s (right). Left, Private collection. Right, Gift of Robin Martin, Museum of International Folk Art (A.2011.29.5). Photo by Blair Clark.
Child’s Feria Dress, Sevilla, Spain, 1990s (left) and Child’s Feria Dress, Sevilla, Spain, ca. 1960s (right). Left, Private collection. Right, Gift of Robin Martin, Museum of International Folk Art (A.2011.29.5). Photo by Blair Clark.

Take a sneak peak at the Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico exhibit at Museum of International Folk Art.

Santa Fe is rich with Spanish Colonial history as exemplified in its architecture, art, music, and wonderful cuisine. Now The Museum of International Folk Art presents Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico, the most comprehensive exhibition to celebrate and study this living tradition as art form. The exhibition just opened and runs through September 11, 2016. More than 150 objects are featured that trace flamenco’s journey from fifteenth and sixteenth century Spain to twentieth century Europe’s most cultured cities, including costumes both historic and contemporary, musical instruments, costume and set design sketches, playbills, sheet music, posters, and more.

 

Did Someone Say Paella?

Take a trip to Spain via Santa Fe with paella at La Boca. (Photo courtesy of La Boca)
Take a trip to Spain via Santa Fe with paella at La Boca. (Photo courtesy of La Boca)

The Spanish experience would not be complete in Santa Fe without very unique dining experiences blended with flamenco culture. Our Spanish-influenced restaurants include TabernaLa Boca , and El Meson and the 19th century classic  El Farol located on renowned Canyon Road. All of these top-rated restaurants serve delicious tapas, a long list of appetizer style plates that two or more friends can order to their heart’s delight and extensive wine and sherry lists for the perfect pairing. You’ll soon come to realize that Spanish culture is about being together with family and friends enjoying several courses of superb food, music, dancing and merriment. ¡Buen provecho!

Santa Fe “The City Different” provides a comprehensive flamenco experience combining colorful culture, great food, refreshing cocktails and the rhythms of night. As you’re planning your next flamenco getaway to Santa Fe, check out our Deals and Specials and don’t forget to order your 2016 Santa Fe Travel Guide. Olé!

 

 

 

 

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