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Flamenco Fiesta 2018--Monet's Moon
Teatro Paraguas
Santa Fe, NM
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Flamenco Fiesta 2018--Monet's Moon
Compañia Chuscales y Mina Fajardo in conjunction with Teatro Paraguas present a flamenco concert  inspired by the art of Claude Monet under the direction of choreographer and dancer Mina Fajardo entitled Monets Moon.

Mina Fajardo and assistant director Monze Diaz have created an unique and riveting homage to the great French Impressionist painter, Claude Monet (1840-19260.  Fajardo writes:

We have turned the beauty of (Monets) painting with a brush to painting with our bodies and shoes to the compas (flamenco rhythms) of the guitar. We have turned a delicate stroke of a brush into a delicate floreo (handwork). A dip of a brush into a tacon (heel) on to the floor. We use our bodies as a brush, the walls as our canvas, and the guitar to feed our imagination. We take Monet's joy in his paintings to inspire a Seguiriya & Alegrias with bata de cola. We translate his pain with a Solea, his innocence with a Garrotin, and his love with Tientos y Tangos.

Joining Mina Fajardo and Monze Diaz is a third dancer, Sveta Backhaus. Joining them onstage is special guest singer Roberto Zamora, a renowned flamenco singer and painter from San Francisco, and guitarist Eloy Cito Gonzales.

La Compañia Chuscales y Mina Fajardo has performed many original concerts with dramatic themes at Teatro Paraguas, beginning in 2013.  These include Flamenco x3 (2015),  Una Nota de Lorca (2016), Choreography & Calligraphy (2017), Dance with Spirit (2017), and Carmen la Golondrina (2018).

Mina has trained extensively in flamenco, Escuela bolero, jazz, Tap and ballet. She trained under many renowned flamenco artists, including El Guito, Carmera Greco, Ciro, La Tati, La China, Alejandro Granados, and Yolanda Heredia.
She has taught at the Maria Benitez Institute for Spanish Arts, Northern New Mexico University, Santa Fe Community College, Eva Encinias Sandovals National Institute of Flamenco, Casablanca Studios, Moving Arts Española, as well as Maria Vazquez Flamenco Denver, The Spanish Institute of Dance in Houston, and Fazil Dance Studio & Japanese Chamber of Commerce in New York City.
Fajardo has performed in Japan, New York City, San Francisco, Boston, Denver, Houston, Maryland and Albuquerque.  In Santa Fe, She has performed at the Santa Fe Opera and the Santa Fe Jazz and International Music Festival at the Lensic Theatre.


Teatro Paraguas (View)
3205 Calle Maria
Santa Fe, NM 87507
United States


Arts > Dance

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Teatro Paraguas
On BPT Since: Jan 05, 2016
Teatro Paraguas


Yancy W.
Santa Fe, NM United States
Sep 30, 2018 2:02 PM
Yancy W.
Santa Fe, NM United States
Sep 30, 2018 2:02 PM
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Hull, MA United States
Sep 30, 2018 6:56 AM
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Hull, MA United States
Sep 30, 2018 6:56 AM
Cjames E.
Santa Fe, NM United States
Sep 29, 2018 10:00 PM
Cjames E.
Santa Fe, NM United States
Sep 29, 2018 10:00 PM

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