Flamenco Dance & Music in Santa Fe, world-renowned flamenco duo Mina Fajardo & guitarist husband Chuscales is coming back to Teatro Paraguas for this Holiday 2017 production. Based on a novel, The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen.
Kids are WELCOME!
It will be the best show for this holiday season!
Mina Fajardo got many amazing sold-out performances at Teatro Paraguas, including Flamenco x3 La otra cara del alma (2015), Una Nota de Lorca (2016), Romance de La Luna (2016), Choreography & Calligraphy (2017), Dance with Spirit – History of Santa Fe, NM (2017)”.
Mina Fajardo is well-known as a great choreographer, and a great story teller by dance. For this show, some choreographies of Mina Fajardo including Una Niña estate Jugando en la Iglesia, next generation dancer Monze Diaz will perform audiences might hold their breath at her pirouette on the platform, and Carol of the bells by company,. In addition, a legendary flamenco guitarist CHUSCALES will play Granaina – beautiful holiday memories. Only 55 seats available for each shows at Teatro Paraguas. Please dont hesitate to reserve your tickets NOW!
Artistic Director, Choreographer, Playwright and Dancer: Mina Fajardo
Music Director, Composer and Guitarist: Chuscales
Solo Dancer: Monze Diaz
Actress: Amanda Crocker, Kelly Tucker, Siena Price
Actor: Charles Brunn, Argos MacCallum
Tickets for the following dates on sale now at: https://holidayflamenco2017.brownpapertickets.com
Dec. 20, 7pm
Dec. 21, 7pm
Dec. 23, 2pm
Dec. 23, 7pm
The Little Match Girl takes place on a cold New Year’s Eve, when a poor, young girl tries to sell matches in the street. She is already shivering from cold and early hypothermia, and she is walking barefoot having lost her too large slippers. Still, she is too afraid to go home, because her father will beat her for not selling any matches, and also as the many cracks in their shack can’t keep out the cold wind. The girl takes shelter in a nook or alley and sits down.
The girl lights the matches to warm herself. In their glow she sees several lovely visions, starting with a warm stove, then a luxurious holiday feast where the goose almost jumps out at her, and then a magnificent Christmas tree larger than the one at the rich merchant’s house. The girl looks skyward and sees a shooting star; she then remembers her late grandmother saying that such a falling star means someone is dying and is going to Heaven. As she lights the next match, she sees a vision of her grandmother, the only person to have treated her with love and kindness all through her life. To keep the vision of her grandmother alive for as long as she can, the girl lights the entire bundle of matches at once.
After running out of matches the child dies and her grandmother carries her soul to Heaven. The next morning, passers-by find the girl dead in the nook, frozen with a smile on her face, and guess the reason for the burnt-out matches beside her. They feel pity for her, although they had not shown kindness to her before her death. They have no way of knowing about the wonderful visions she saw before her death or how gloriously she is celebrating the New Year in Heaven with her grandmother. Her father was also so shocked to see his dead daughter, that he fears the consequence of child abuse, which will haunt him for all eternity.