Entreflamenco Our Story
Entreflamenco is a nonprofit organization with 501c3 charity status with cultural and educational purpose. The dance company was created and founded by Antonio Granjero in 1998 in Madrid, Spain, the company traveled throughout the Iberian peninsula being presented in places such as the Palau de la Musica de Barcelona, Festival de Verano de la Communidad de Madrid and Ciclos Culturales de Alcala de Henares (Madrid). Later, the company has traveled throughout the United States and Central America performing in Houston Hobby Center (Houston, TX), Charline McCombs Empire Theatre (San Antonio, TX), Festival Flamenco de Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA) and Teatro National de Panama (Panama City, Panama).
The company debuted FLAMENCO PARA 4 ESTACIONES in the Sterling Houston Theatre in San Antonio, Texas. This production was recognized by the San Antonio Express News as the “The Best of Dance of 2009.” This production also was presented in association with the Pan American Dance Institute and New Mexico State University Dance Program at the Rio Grande Theatre in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Director Granjero was awarded a Choreography grant by the Artist Foundation of San Antonio for his excellence and for 2011 DEL SUR production. DEL SUR premiered in the Entreflamenco Dance Space in April 2011 in San Antonio with following performances throughout Texas and New Mexico. This production also received support from the Consulate General of Spain in Houston, Texas. Later during the same year Granjero’s first Santa Fe production season was presented by the Maria Benitez Institute of Spanish Arts and The Lodge at Santa Fe with the show FLAMENC@s.
In 2012, Entreflamenco was recognized for the second year consecutively by the Artist Foundation of San Antonio with a Choreography grant for the production AIRE. This award winning production sold out performances in San Antonio, Houston, Atlanta and New Orleans. Granjero and Entreflamenco were presented in a second fall season of shows by the Institute of Spanish Arts and The Lodge at Santa Fe with the mentioned show.
In 2013 the company was the featured act at the Texas Food & Wine Summit in Buffalo Gap, TX, the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, WY, the Uvalde Opera House in Uvalde, TX and their annual fall season of shows in San Antonio, TX and in Santa Fe, NM.
Antonio Granjero & EntreFlamenco began serving Santa Fe in 2011 with a fall season of shows and later was named the residence company to the Maria Benitez Cabaret at The Lodge at Santa Fe in 2014. Entreflamenco performed as the highlighted entertainment for The City of Santa Fe’s Mayor’s Benefit Gala where they helped Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico raise $350,000.00. Since that time the company has evolved, presenting nearly 90 performances annually.
Entreflamenco celebrated a partnership which was in part funded by the Texas Commission on the Arts with the Chinati Foundation where they presented performances at the Crowley Theatre in addition to working with the Marfa Independent School District where they served children’s summer programming Spanish Culture Immersion Program various years. They have been featured at the Gran Junction Symphony Series at the Avalon Theatre. In 2017, they were recognized as one of the Mayor’s Arts Award to the City of Santa Fe along with other figures and entities such as George RR Martin and the Georgia O’ Keefe Museum. In 2018, they headlined the Festival Flamenco de Montreal in Canada where they received raving reviews from acclaimed French dancer Agathe Beaudoin “ Exito absolute…” Entreflamenco has toured in 2019 in between performance seasons in Philadelphia, Texas and Mexico, where they partnered with the Latin Ballet of Virginia and the City of Cozumel to celebrate the 500 years of the Spanish Discovery of San Miguel de Cozumel. Their international profile as dance leaders not only speaks for itself in the flamenco panorama, but also is representative to the State of New Mexico, nationally and abroad. The impact of their work reaches many individual on multiple levels: economically disadvantaged youths that benefit from the outreach programs, community goers or visitors alike that want to have a cultural enriching experience by visiting NM and attending an Entreflamenco performance, or a flamenco dance student that visits Santa Fe for the annual flamenco workshop to better understand the art form from the hand of dance masters from Spain.
Entreflamenco now operates nearly 100 performances per year at EL FLAMENCO DE SANTA FE with four distinct performance seasons while creating a new generation of youth dancers for the future of flamenco in Santa Fe.