ARTIST: Estefania Ramirez, dancer, co-director, Entreflamenco PALO: Zorongo VENUE: The Lodge at Santa Fe
During the Franco regime in Spain, the soldiers would sometimes call out common folk, line them up, and shoot them. The Zorongo has letras by the poet García Lorca to express his feelings about the civil war in Spain. It’s not a commercial form. Not one you see often.”
Ramirez and Antonio Granjero are not only partners on stage, but in life as well. They have a nine-year-old son and recently settled full-time in Santa Fe, after spending several years in San Antonio. Their paths first crossed professionally in Spain, and then again after being hired separately to tour with María Benítez and her company.
“Being married performers is intense, but I have a huge sense of pride to share a stage with Antonio. When he is sitting on stage while I’m dancing, I feel like I have a security blanket on. I get to share another level of human emotion with him every night. It’s deep.”
Antonio Granjero and Estefania Ramirez