Scottsdale Arts Nominates Julia Chacón for the 38th Annual Governor’s Arts Award
Scottsdale Arts, the governing organization of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, SMOCA and Scottsdale Public Art has nominated Julia Chacón for the 2019 Governor’s Arts Award. Approaching it’s 38th year, the Awards recognize significant contributors in various categories including individual Artist, Arts in Education, Business, Community and Philanthropy.
The awards are the highest recognition for artists in Arizona, and the Awards shine a light on those who have made an impact on Arizona culture through their work and dedication to their craft.
“It is an honor to be nominated among such notable artists in our community. I am humbled and appreciative to be recognized and included, and hope to build connections and collaborations through this experience.” ~ Julia Chacon
Flamenco Theater Great Success at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in Scottsdale, AZ!
Julia Chacon Flamenco Theater presented “Flamenco Intimo” at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts every Saturday October-November, 2018. The series marked SCPA’s commitment to local artists and showcased locally-based international performing artists. Five out of eight shows were sold out and ticket sales were at 96% across the two-month series!
Flamenco Performances and Classes
Based in Phoenix, AZ, Julia Chacon Flamenco Theatre was founded in 2008 as Inspiración Flamenca. The company mission is to share the art of flamenco; to inspire, educate and bridge cultures. We believe flamenco has the power to build connection, foster curiosity, and bolster pride in diverse heritage.
We offer performances, classes, and arts-education programs in the Phoenix Valley and beyond.
Spanish Dance has been taught in the Phoenix Valley since the late 1940’s when Spaniard, Eduardo Fernandez, began teaching in Central Phoenix. His star student, Lydia Torea, began he studies under Fernandez in 1950. She went on to study in Spain, perform at the Corral de la Moreria in Madrid in the 1960s, and later tour the world as principal dancer with the Greco company, partnering Pedro Azorín and José Greco himself. She later returned to the Phoenix Valley to become a fountain of knowledge and culture, inspiring thousands and training hundreds of dancers through her programs throughout the Valley.
More information on Arizona flamenco figures coming soon….
Flamenco is a Spanish art form with roots in the diverse cultures that impacted southern Spain, including Gypsy, Spanish, Moorish, Catholic and Judaic cultures. This unique mix of seemingly disparate cultures enables flamenco to resonate across cultural boundaries. Constantly shifting, this traditional art continues to grow through modern interpretations and international cultures.
Good flamenco comes from relationships built on trust, respect and confidence. The most successful collaborations come from clear communication between artists. In flamenco, one must listen, be present, be flexible and constantly be growing, improving and evolving. Our community of artists, students and audience members create this positive circle.
Julia Chacon Flamenco Theater is the only flamenco repertory company in Arizona.