Happy New Year, and 2020 in Review

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

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

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

JULIA CHACON NAMED A FINALIST FOR THE 2019 ARIZONA GOVERNOR’S ARTS AWARD

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!

Julia Chacon Flamenco Theater at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts October-November 2018, Scottsdale, AZ

Julia Chacon Flamenco Theater is the first local dance company to perform a two-month run on the season programming for Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

Flamenco Workshop with Alejandro Granados in Scottsdale.

Arizona Flamenco Taller Flamenco workshops are a way to expose yourself to new techniques, alternative ways of moving, and unfamiliar styles. It is very comfortable to continue studying with the same teacher, but you will learn more and stretch yourself by going to workshops, especially when they are taught by masters. Flamenco requires dedication and … Continue reading Flamenco Workshop with Alejandro Granados in Scottsdale.

Flamenco with a mantón de Manila

Dancing with mantón is a challenging thing to learn. The first time I danced a solo with mantón, I was in a Christmas show, for which we were rehearsing in upstate New York. There was a theatrical part, where we were decorating a Christmas tree. I pulled out some garland, and started dancing across the … Continue reading Flamenco with a mantón de Manila

Mantón 101

The mantón de Manila was introduced to Europe through Spanish trade. Interestingly, mantones de Manila were not from Manila, but rather from China. European access to Asian silks came primarily via the Philippines, which was under Spanish rule. For many years the point of entry for all international Spanish trade was Triana, and mantones were popular … Continue reading Mantón 101