Julia Chacon has performed as a soloist with Maria Benitez Teatro Flamenco, Carlota Santana Flamenco Vivo and the Cuadro de José Galvan in Seville, Spain. She has performed at the Peña Torres Macarena and other Seville tablaos and toured to Galicia and Huelva. Her choreography was performed at the Shanghai Opera House 50th Anniversary celebration in China. She toured on main-stages throughout the USA, and in Colombia, Mexico, and Spain for over a decade. She has performed with Andres Peña, Inmaculada Ortega, Antonio Hidalgo, Antonio Granjero, Tudela and others. She taught workshops at Harvard University, Louisiana State University, and throughout North Carolina, New Mexico, and the Phoenix Valley. She was featured in Dance Studio Life Magazine, and on the Travel Channel. Her arts education work has touched the lives of thousands of children in Arizona, New Mexico, North Carolina and New York. Her company Inspiración Flamenca is based in Phoenix, AZ.
Friday, November 17th
Calvin Hazen & Co
A recent transplant from Madrid, Spain, Calvin Hazen has been a professional guitarist for over 20 years. He has performed at some of the most prestigious theatres in the U.S. as well as internationally including RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL and LINCOLN CENTER in New York City, TEATRO NACIONAL in Mexico City and TEATRO MADRID in Spain where his performances have enjoyed enthusiastic critical acclaim (NEW YORK TIMES, VILLAGE VOICE, etc.). Television appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, GOOD MORNING AMERICA and THE REGIS AND KATHY LEE SHOW. After his initiation as a professional musician touring and recording with guitarist OTTMAR LIEBERT, Calvin has since worked as musical director and composer for numerous companies including Suite Espanola, Carlota Santana Flamenco Vivo and Maria Benitez Teatro Flamenco. He is a regular performer and instructor for Festival Flamenco, Albuquerque. Recording credits include "The Hours Between Night and Day" with OTTMAR LIEBERT, "El Pintor", in Madrid, Spain and "Ni Mucho Ni Poco" in Santa Fe, N.M for both of which Calvin worked as composer and co-producer. Currently, Calvin is in Albuquerque as an invited guest artist in the Dance Department at the University of New Mexico.