Last month, the great flamenco powerhouse (and my former boss) Carlota Santana, the founder and director of Flamenco Vivo in New York, contacted me to ask if I would be interested in participating in a new project she launched called, "Perspectivas." The project involves interviewing established flamenco artists across the country to get their perspective … Continue reading Julia is featured on Flamenco Vivo’s new “Perspectivas!”
Wow, it's over. 2020 was huge. What a year for the world. Congratulations to everyone who made it through and survived the catastrophic losses and changes that came with the last year. To my friends who have lost loved ones, my heart breaks for you. I cannot imagine the sense of loss coupled with the … Continue reading Happy New Year, and 2020 in Review
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
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 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
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
Fall, 2019 new class offered for kids aged 5-7. Learn the rhythms, corporal movements and percussive footwork of flamenco!
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
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.
On February 8th, 2019, Julia was named a Finalist for the Governor's Arts Award. Nominated as an individual artist, Julia was one of three artists statewide to be named a finalist. Click to read more!