Inspiración Flamenca presents international and American-based professional flamenco dancers and musicians. Expressive arms, firey footwork, intricate guitar, soul-stirring vocals, and beautiful costumes come together to deliver a dynamic, unforgettable show.
Inspiración Flamenca was founded in 2008 in Santa Fe, NM by dancer/choreographer Julia Chacón. Artists who have performed with I.F. include José Mendez, Javier Heredia, Myriam Vaquero, Chuscales, Martin Gaxiola, Jesus Munoz, Lydia Torea, and current company members.
The troupe has performed in Santa Fe, NM; Tifton, GA; San Carlos, MX; and throughout Arizona.
In 2013 Julia relocated I.F to Phoenix, AZ. Since October, 2014, Inspiración Flamenca has completed 7 full-house concerts in Peoria, Scottsdale, and Tempe. I.F. has collaborated with Valley arts organizations Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Peoria Center for the Arts, Scorpius Dance Theater, Indo-American Arts Connect, the Celebration of Fine Art, Movement Source and the Scottsdale School of Ballet, among others.
“I wanted the name of my troupe to represent what flamenco has given me. It has inspired me to travel, to reach far beyond my comfort zone, and to sweat, cry and feel connected to the world in a way I could not otherwise imagine. It has inspired me from the beginning, and continues to be an inexhaustible resource in my life.” Inspiración Flamenca, translates to Flamenco Inspiration. “It is my hope that we spark inspiration in people, as flamenco has inspired me.”
(updated February, 2017)
Through flamenco we transcend boundaries and connect. Inspiración Flamenca’s mission is to share this connection; to celebrate the community nature of flamenco and to promote cultural understanding through this rich and complex art.