On Saturday, March 1, EntreFlamenco will premier their season with a performance called “Perspective.” I caught up with Founder Antonio Granjero and co-director Estefania Ramirez on their way to rehearsal to discuss the upcoming production. Between the two of them they have over half a century worth of experience in the performing arts.
What should people expect when they come and see Perspective?
Ramirez: Perspective is a high-end production of flamenco using original costumes and multimedia that you can only find in Spain. We want to introduce flamenco as a form of art rather than just dance.
What is EntreFlamenco?
Ramirez: EntreFlamenco wants to promote the art form of flamenco and change people’s perspective of flamenco culture through dance performances.
How would you describe the flamenco scene in San Antonio?
Granjero: There is a lot of work to do. Unfortunately, about 80 percent of the flamenco you see around town is not authentic, the art form is from Spain and has its own identity away from traditional Mexican dance.
The Rivard Report has two tickets to give away for this season’s opening performance this Saturday at the EntreFlamenco Dance Space at 5407 Bandera Rd, all you have to do is answer the following question:
If San Antonio had its own artistic dance that represented the city and its culture, what would you call it?
Please submit your answer and email in the comment section below, keeping in mind that Facebook comments on this article’s post will be imported to this section. The contest runs till 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. The winner will be announced later that evening. We look forward to all your suggestions.
Doors open at 8 p.m. Saturday and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. For tickets, call (210) 842-4926.
Read an in-depth profile of EntreFlamenco from Annette Crawford: “EntreFlamenco Brings World-Class Spanish Dance to San Antonio.”