Book Reading & Signing, The Spirit of Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico
June 18, 2016
Author and curator Nicolasa Chavez will host a book reading and signing of her beautiful, opulently illustrated book The Spirit of Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico.
The Spirit of Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico explores the dance, music, fashion/costumes, history, and culture, of flamenco’s growth from fifteenth century Arabic Spain through to its eventual establishment in New Mexico through one of the country’s largest and longest running organizations, Festival Flamenco Internacional de Albuquerque run by Eva Enciñias-Sandoval, and the fame of María Benítez’s Teatro Flamenco.
The Spirit of Flamenco, published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe that opened in November 2015, is notably the first significant book on flamenco, its culture and history, that takes an up-to-date and detailed look at the thriving art form around the world, including a special look at flamenco in New Mexico.