Friday, February 4, 2011

¡Olé Flamenco!

Got a child who loves song, music, & dance? When I was a kid, it was all ballet & tap lessons,but not anymore! Look no farther than ¡Olé Flamenco!, a photo-essay by local author George Ancona, for a young person's guide to everything flamenco. Ancona's book "demonstrates that the art form is alive today in Spain ... and in New Mexico. In fact, the book opens and concludes with a focus on the young flamenco dancer Janira Cordova, who is a member of the Santa Fe dance company Flamenco's Next Generation," says David Steinberg in the Albuquerque Journal. George Ancona is a photographer & children's book author whose photographs have been featured in over one hundred books, two thirds of which he has also written.

Santa Fe author Ancona will discuss and sign his newest children's book at Bookworks on Saturday, February 5th, at 3 PM.

To find out more about flamenco (for all ages), visit the library catalog.

Included in Ancona's book are New Mexico's own Eva Encinias Sandoval, founder of the National Institute of Flamenco, and guitarist Joaquin Gallegos. To learn more about The National Institute of Flamenco, visit the website.

The Flamenco School documentary trailer:

Check out Flamenco class at the NIFNM!

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