Fla­menco flour­ishes

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Santa Fe’s vi­brant fla­menco scene — with mu­si­cians and dancers tak­ing up res­i­dency in the city’s restau­rants and the­aters and classes pop­ping up around town — can trace its roots to the grande dame of the art form, dancer María Benítez. She came to Santa Fe in the ‘60s with the idea of mak­ing a liv­ing as a fla­menco artist. She es­tab­lished a com­pany, founded a school, and formed a troupe to high­light the tal­ents of young per­form­ers. To­day her pro­tégés con­tinue her pas­sion. Said dancer Miquela Wiegel, “We’re all lit­tle re­flec­tions of María.” On the cover is a photo of Carola Zer­tuche with singer Jose Cortes by Ros­alie O’Con­nor; cour­tesy Aspen Santa Fe Bal­let.

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