Heritage Hotels & Resorts is pleased to present La Emi's Fall Series Herencia Flamenca (Flamenco Heritage) at The Benitez Cabaret at The Lodge at Santa Fe. An expression of our humanity through the art of danza española and flamenco, this performance takes you through the different emotions of the human experience. Fall Series tickets are now available. Shows run September 22nd through October 9th with Matinee performances on Sundays.
Eva Encinias is an American flamenco dancer, choreographer, and teacher. Encinias created the flamenco emphasis at the University of New Mexico Department of Theatre and Dance, the only such concentration in the United States. In 1987 she founded the first Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque, a festival which has continued into the present.
Juan Siddi has been described by the Santa Fe New Mexican as “a bundle of beautiful energy tempered by technique and taste.” His high-profile presence in the United States where he directs, teaches, choreographs and performs for more than a decade, nominated him for various recognition archives such as San Francisco’s Isadora Duncan Award, and Santa Fe’s Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Appearances include guest artist/ choreographer for Theatre Flamenco San Francisco. American Bolero Dance Company, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, and most recently the 2021 Flamenco Festival Albuquerque.
Photo Credit: Morgan Smith
Meagan Chandler is a performance artist and expressive arts educator with over 20 years of professional dedication to Flamenco Cante. Flamenco first claimed her as a youth in her home town of Boulder, CO. She took her first wobbly cante steps in Jerez de la Frontera in Spain at age 20, and from there has built a flourishing career of her Flamenco love affair. Meagan has toured nationally with such groups as Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, Flamenco Denver, Inspiracion Flamenca, and Abrepaso. Meagan also has two decades of experience teaching Flamenco arts education programs with Carlota Santana’s Project Olé based in North Carolina, sparking the passion of the art form in the next generation.