Julia Chacon Flamenco Theater

About Flamenco

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.


Mission

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.


Flamenco 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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Recent Posts

Bridging Community during COVID-19 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Flamenco Intimo’s third season at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts brought audiences together safely for the first time in months. The show explored themes of isolation, boundaries, connection, distance, and community. Stark lighting created distinct regions on the stage, separating performers to create a tension that culminated with a return to levity and togetherness … Continue reading Bridging Community during COVID-19 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

FLAMENCO NAVIDAD AT THE MIM

On Saturday, December 19th, 2020 we joined in celebrating “‘Tis the Season” at the Musical Instrument Museum. Featuring holiday celebrations from around the world. Flamenco was performed at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Performances featured Spanish villancicos, including zambomba from Jerez de la Frontera, and a journey through the significance of song and celebration through centuries … Continue reading FLAMENCO NAVIDAD AT THE MIM

JULIA CHACON FINALIST FOR 2019 PHOENIX MAYOR’S ARTS AWARD

Julia was a finalist for the 2019 Mayor’s Arts Award in the category of Dance Artist. The award ceremony was held October 10th at Hance Park in downtown Phoenix. Artists of all genres were honored for their contributions to the diversity and expressive vibrancy of Phoenix. Muralists, dancers, painters, musicians, actors, and comedians came together … Continue reading JULIA CHACON FINALIST FOR 2019 PHOENIX MAYOR’S ARTS AWARD

Flamenco at Little Big Minds

Little Big Minds Spanish Immersion Preschool offers flamenco classes for children aged 3.5 to 5 years old! Flamenco lifts the spirits of children and builds confidence in their ability to express themselves. In class, students learn rhythm, posture, arm positions and footwork as they explore spatial awareness, musicality, coordination, balance, listening skills and perseverance in … Continue reading Flamenco at Little Big Minds

New Class for Kids Aged 5-7

Fall, 2019 new class offered for kids aged 5-7. Learn the rhythms, corporal movements and percussive footwork of flamenco!

JULIA CHACON NAMED 2019 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT THE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM, A SMITHSONIAN AFFILIATE

The Artist Residency Program at MIM brings professional musicians to provide unique educational opportunities for elementary, middle-, and high-school groups. The two-hour experience includes an interactive theater performance and semi-guided museum tour. On August, 2019, Julia Chacón’s Flamenco Theatre will perform a lecture demonstration explaining the roots of flamenco, how it manifests in Spanish culture … Continue reading JULIA CHACON NAMED 2019 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT THE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM, A SMITHSONIAN AFFILIATE

Arizona Flamenco

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 (1942), 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.

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