ARTIST: Este­fa­nia Ramirez, dancer, co-di­rec­tor, En­trefla­menco PALO: Zorongo VENUE: The Lodge at Santa Fe

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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

Miquela Wiegel

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