March 27, 2017. By Hilary Broman
As part of the Around the World in 30 Days event a Flamenco dance performance and workshop was held in the Coal Avenue Theatre on Main Campus.
The workshop was taught by CNM instructor Bridgit Lujan and live music was provided by guitarist, Marco de Waart from Santa Fe.
Nine Flamenco 1 students participated in the performance.
These students have only been studying Flamenco for seven months, Lujan said.
Flamenco student, Muhammed Saed, said that it was his first time performing but he wasn’t nervous at all.
There was also a performance by the CNM flamenco repertoire group which included Lujan.
After the performance, Lujan and the students invited the audience to learn a few dance moves.
CNM student Brittany Simpson said that she loved the workshop.
“I didn’t participate at the belly dance workshop so I promised myself I would participate in this one,” she said.
This event was sponsored by the Executive Counsel of Students.
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Flamenco 1 students practice their end pose during their last rehearsal before the performance. (Hilary Broman/ CNM Chronicle).
: Eric Burton (left) and Brigit Lujan (right) demonstrate the difference in hand positions between men and women in Flamenco. (Hilary Broman/CNM Chronicle).
Muhammed Saed, (left back) Preston Jones (left front), Jocelyn DeHass, (right back) and Eric Bechtold, right front) take the stage moments before the performance starts. (Hilary Broman/CNM Chronicle).
With the help of her Flamenco 1 students Brigit Lujan (front center), teaches the audience members some beginning Flamenco steps. (Hilary Broman/ CNM Chronicle).
Flamenco dance instructor Brigit Lujan demonstrates a difficult twirl that accompanies the solo performance of a farruca flamenco dance. (Wade Faast/CNM Chronicle)
Sabrina Carabajal (left), an audience member, joins flamenco dance students Deann Janetsky (center) and Eric Bechtold for a lesson in tango flamenco dance. (Wade Faast/CNM Chronicle)
Illiana Smith (right) and Yuneci Vallejos (left) perform a Sevillanas flamenco dance. (Wade Faast/CNM Chronicle)