SANTA FE, N.M. — There are a lot more exits ramps for destination flamenco than many of us ever imagined.
This year, for example, a long-time flamenco company in New Mexico explores the connection between Japan’s precise calligraphy and the swirling choreography generated by Spain’s “country music.”
Flamenco Fiesta 2017 from Mina Fajardo and Chuscales, a wife and husband compania, offer “Hito-fude & Sumi-e: Calligraphy and Choreography – Illusions in Arts,” beginning today at Teatro Paraguas. The annual fiesta continues through Saturday and Sunday with a performance each day.
“I was looking at the dancers and I saw the shape of the character for ‘person’ in Japanese writing,” said Fajardo, a native of Japan who has danced flamenco for more than 20 years.