Under Santa Fe Skies

by Susan Tungate

Maria Benítez’s Flamenco’s Next Generation

Born in Taos, New Mexico, Maria Benítez is a legendary dancer, teacher and an internationally recognized expert in Spanish dance and flamenco. Without one wit of exaggeration, she is a beautiful, passionate, fiery flamenco dancer. Fortunate for us, she and her nonprofit organization, the Institute for Spanish Arts (ISA), call Santa Fe home. The mission of ISA is to “preserve, strengthen and disseminate our rich and diverse artistic Hispanic heritage as expressed through music, dance, visual arts and other art forms as they relate to the New World.”



Now in its 10th year, ISA’s youth company of local dancers called Flamenco’s Next Generation danced on the Plaza stage last Sunday. What a gift to Santa Fe.   PHOTOS removed.


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