Flamenco is a Spanish art form with roots in the diverse cultures that influenced Andalucía, the southernmost region of Spain, including Gypsy, Moorish, Judaic and Catholic cultures. Flamenco evolved from the marginalized minorities of Andalucía and embraces the entire spectrum of human emotion. This deep emotional expression, coupled with the blend of seemingly disparate cultures, enables flamenco to resonate profoundly across cultural boundaries. Constantly shifting, this traditional art continues to evolve through modern interpretations and international influences.
Based in Phoenix, AZ, Julia Chacon Flamenco Theatre was founded in 2008 as Inspiración Flamenca. Flamenco exists as an art in conversation with global community, influenced by diverse cultures, and conceived in the crucible of oppression. Flamenco evolved through intersections of race, historical influences, and individual expression. It is our mission to leverage the expressive power of flamenco to inspire connection and compassion, foster curiosity, and build community.
Julia Chacon’s Flamenco Theatre operates under the premise that the best flamenco comes from relationships built on trust, respect and confidence. This is because flamenco incorporates structured improvisation based on rhythmic and musical communication between artists on stage. To perform flamenco, one must listen, be present, be flexible and constantly be growing, improving and evolving. This positive community depends on artists, students and audience members, creating a positive circle where we are able to thrive.
Julia Chacon Flamenco Theater is the only flamenco repertory company in Arizona. We employ a stable of professional artists with national and international experience, and offer opportunity to aspiring artists across the Valley.
We offer performances, classes, and arts-education programs in the Phoenix Valley and beyond. Click here for more info.
Zoom Classes for Adults & Kids
Classes online continue in 2021. Join us for interactive, personalized attention as we explore flamenco in the comfort of your home. Students from across the USA and the Phoenix Valley join in to share the love of flamenco and move together online!
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