Juan Siddi Flamenco Returns to Santa Fe This Summer

World-renowned theater company returns for summer 2010 season

By: By Deanna Ting

Juan Siddi Flamenco Company // (c) Juan Siddi Flamenco Company 2010

Juan Siddi Flamenco Company // (c) Juan Siddi Flamenco Company 2010

The Juan Siddi Flamenco Theatre Company is returning to Santa Fe, N.M., for the summer 2010 season, presenting performances six nights weekly at the Maria Benitez Theatre at The Lodge at Santa Fe, from June 25 to Aug. 22. Performances are scheduled to take place Tuesdays through Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

“I think we are very lucky to have a flamenco dancer of Siddi’s caliber here in the U.S., and especially in Santa Fe,”said Justin Nadir, executive producer for the company. “He is always thinking of new ways to develop his concepts and choreographies, and his high expectations consistently push and inspire his company members and support staff to be at their best.”

Siddi, who began his professional dance and choreography career at age 18, toured throughout Europe before he was invited to tour in the U.S. with American flamenco icon Maria Benitez and her Teatro Flamenco in 2002. In 2008, Benitez named Siddi as her successor for the popular summer season performances at the Lodge at Santa Fe.

“I am very happy to have this opportunity to present flamenco in the U.S. with choreographies and repertories that both maintain and broaden the bounds of flamenco,” Siddi said.

Siddi’s company includes seven dancers, two singers and six musicians, including principal dancer, Juan Siddi; guitarist and musical director, Jose Valle “Chuscales”; singer, Silverio Heredia from Cadiz, Spain; and dancer, Carola Zertuche from Guadalajara, Mexico.

This will mark the third year that Siddi’s company has presented its summer season at the theater, which now carries Benitez' name.

Visitors and locals alike are also encouraged to take classes and workshops year-round with Siddi and during the summer with his guest artists in flamenco dance, guitar and singing. For more information about classes and workshops, interested clients may call 505-473-1638.

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