Entreflamenco was founded in 1998 by Artistic Director Antonio Granjero in Madrid, Spain and has brought flamenco artistry direct from Spain for 9 performance seasons since 2011. EF is proud to serve the community through our newly opened venue EL FLAMENCO DE SANTA FE where Entreflamenco Company resides and where we operate the Santa Fe School of Flamenco. Our company directors and artists donate their time and artistic efforts to Arts in Education and Community Outreach programming. Our dancers visit Santa Fe area schools providing lecture demonstrations about flamenco song and dance traditions on an in-kind basis. Our Outreach programming is offered during the academic school year within various Physical Education programs in local Santa Fe schools. Not only will we share learning opportunities with teen Santa Feans and others in the community but we extend Outreach Flamenco Classes at the Santa Fe School of Flamenco completely free of charge. This program is supported by The Children & Youth Commission of the City of Santa Fe. Youth flamenco dance class is offered three days per week to children ages 7 to 12. Giving back to the community and making quality arts and culture programming accessible to all is our priority. We are also creating newly formed partnerships in the city of Santa Fe. The Santa Fe School of Flamenco professionals have served as dance instructors on-site at the Museum of International Folk Art to teach Flamenco basics to the “Folk Art To Go” (FATG) reaching more than 1000 individuals. We have been featured at the 2015 & 2016 Spanish Market as performers and at the Spanish Colonial Museum on Community Day giving master classes of flamenco dance & percussion. We have also collaborated with the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association performing classical Spanish Dance works of the famed composers Isaac Albeniz and Georges Bizet at the St. Francis Auditorium located in the New Mexico Museum of Art on the past December 6, 2015. In 2015 & 2016, we celebrated a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico raising more than $350,000 each year in benefit for the organization at the City of Santa Fe Mayor's Gala.
Not only do we bring artistry from Spain, we also support young artists continue their formation in the flamenco dance profession.The role of NM artists within our production work is vital. We create a platform for emerging flamenco artists to continue their development within the art form by giving them the opportunity to work on stage with artists that come direct from Spain. Their evolution is key to continue the tradition and legacy of Spanish dance and flamenco art in Santa Fe, the location where we have celebrated longest tradition of flamenco performance in North America.
November 27, 2016