ARTIST: An­to­nio Gran­jero, dancer, co-di­rec­tor, En­trefla­menco PALO: Sigu­iriya VENUE: The Lodge at Santa Fe

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“Sigu­iriyas are the dark­est, most tragic pa­los. They’re also from Jerez, where I was born. It is like the Mount Olym­pus of fla­menco — the ‘padre.’ I have to reach in­side. It’s like the most ex­treme emo­tion that a per­son can feel. The le­tras say things about death, about fail­ing. ‘My mouth fills with blood.’

“I was in my twen­ties when I danced with María Benítez. I come from Spain, and she still im­pressed me. She was strong. She had some­thing not ev­ery dancer has — she was an artist. She had the spirit. María cre­ated a com­mu­nity in Santa Fe, not just an au­di­ence. The shows at the Lodge have been run­ning for al­most 30 years.”

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