Chinati will host the international dance company Entreflamenco for a weeklong residency in Marfa beginning June 15, culminating in a full-length production of Spanish music and dance at the Crowley Theater on Saturday, June 20. The performance begins at 7:00 pm and is free and open to the public.
The production features co-directors and principle dancers Antonio Granjero and Estefania Ramirez, along with a full company of artists. Traditional flamenco song and dance will be presented in a program of quartets, trios, duets, and solo interpretations and include a live musical score, original costumes and set design, and choreography by Granjero.
As a preview to the Saturday evening performance, the company will offer a free demonstration and introduction to flamenco for all ages at the USO building the evening prior, Friday, June 19 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Entreflamenco’s cast of both male and female artists will perform selections from the flamenco repertoire in a presentation that includes audience instruction and participation.
In addition to these public events, Entreflamenco will work with area youth earlier in the week as part of Chinati’s education program. The artists will lead percussion and dance classes as part of the museum’s collaboration with Marfa ISD’s Camp Summer Shake-Up June 15 – 18.
Entreflamenco was founded by Antonio Granjero in 1998. Based originally in Madrid, Spain, the company has performed throughout South and Central America and the United States and is currently based in Santa Fe, New Mexico under the co-direction of Granjero and Ramirez. In 2010, Ramirez founded Spanish DanzArt Society, a non-profit organization with the mission to preserve, disseminate, and create awareness of diverse artistic Spanish traditions through visual and performing arts.
Chinati will stream Entreflamenco’s performance, live from the Crowley Theatre, beginning at 7:00 pm CST, Saturday, June 20 here.
View a preview of Entreflamenco in performance.
Chinati Presents is generously supported by the Big Bend Sentinel, the City of Marfa, Crowley Theater, Sherry Dowlatshahi and Dick Gill, Xavier Hufkens, and John and Catherine Pawson.
Chinati’s educational and public programming is supported with generous grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Brown Foundation, the Cowles Charitable Trust, the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation, the Hearst Foundations, the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation, the Permian Basin Area Foundation, the Warren Skaaren Trust, the Susan Vaughan Foundation, and the City of Marfa.