We all know the beautiful art of the great Monet, but what if we can turn his art into dance? We have turned the beauty of painting with a brush to painting with our bodies and shoes to the compas (flamenco rhythms) of the guitar. We have turned a delicate stroke of a brush to a delicate floreo (handwork). A dip of a brush to a tacon (heel) on to the floor. We use our bodies as a brush, the walls as our canvas, and the guitar to feed our imagination. We take Monet's joy in his paintings to a Seguiriya & Alegrias with bata de cola. His pain with a Solea, his innocence with a Garrotin and love with Tientos y Tangos.
Mina Fajardo is Artistic director, playwright and choreographer, joined by assistant director Monze Diaz. Special guests are singer Roberto Zamora, a renowned singer and artist from San Francisco, and guitarist Eloy Gonzales. Mina Fajardo is the principal dancer, joined by the talented next generation dancers Monze Diaz and Sveta Backhaus. Jeff Tarnoff designs the lights.
Mina Fajardo has choreographed many flamenco extravaganzas in the last five years at Teatro Paraguas, including “Flamenco x3”(2015) “Una Nota de Lorca”(2016), “Choreography & Calligraphy”(2017) “Dance with Spirit”(2017), and “Carmen la Golondrina”(2018). Many performances sell out, with appreciative audiences returning year after year. Don’t miss Monet’s Moon! 3 shows only: Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29 at 8:00;pm, and Sunday, September 30 at 6:00pm.
Monet's Moon, a flamenco tribute
- 3205 Calle Marie
- Santa Fe, NM 87507
- Teatro Paraguas
- $30 general admission$25 seniors and students
- Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday