Flamenco Theatre (formerly, Inspiración Flamenca) presents American-based and international professional flamenco artists. Intricate footwork, virtuosic guitar, powerful vocals, and beautiful costumes come together to deliver a dynamic, unforgettable show.
The company was founded in 2008 in Santa Fe, NM by dancer/choreographer Julia Chacón, former soloist with Maria Benitez Teatro Flamenco, the Cuadro de Jose Galvan in Seville, Spain, and Flamenco Vivo. Artists who have performed with Flamenco Theatre include José Mendez, Javier Heredia, Myriam Vaquero, Chuscales, Kristofer Hill, Jesus Munoz, Lydia Torea, Joaquin Gaellgos, Meagan Chandler and current company members.
In 2013 Julia relocated to Arizona and rebuilt her company in the Phoenix Valley. Since October, 2014, Flamenco Theatre has completed 7 full-house concerts in Peoria, Scottsdale, and Tempe, and has collaborated with 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.
The troupe is currently performing a two-month series at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, with 5 out of 8 concerts sold out and 94% ticket sales across the board. They are the first locally based company to be included in Scottsdale’s season programing in over a decade; selling out concerts and establishing themselves as a premiere performing arts organization in the Phoenix Valley.
“Flamenco 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 to reach further, to love deeper, to express more fully, and it continues to be an inexhaustible resource in my life. It is my hope that our performances spark inspiration in others, as flamenco has inspired me.”
(updated November, 2018)
Through flamenco we transcend boundaries and connect. The mission of Julia Chacon Flamenco Theatre is to share this connection; to celebrate the community nature of flamenco and to promote cultural understanding through this rich and complex art.