ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE

U.S.A., 2015 - PRESENT   

 

Dancer/ Choreographer/

Director/ Producer

A Night in Andalusia, Phoenix Theater (Minneapolis); Flamenco Sin Frontera, Icehouse MPLS (Minneapolis) and Northfield Arts Guild Theater (Northfield); Flamencura: Xianix Barrera + Sachiko “La Chayi”, Alma Flamenca, Raíces y Ramas, Fiesta Flamenca, Icehouse MPLS (Minneapolis); Dance For Syria, Phoenix Theater (Minneapolis);  A Mi Manera, Reverie (Minneapolis).

Dancer/ Choreographer

New York State Flamenco Certamen, The Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center (New York City).  Guest appearance as ¨Featured Emerging Artist¨

Dancer/ Choreographer

At the following tablaos - Esperanto, Tablao (New York City)

Dancer/ Choreographer/

Director/ Producer

Noche Gitana by Twin Cities Flamenco Artists Co-op; The Nicollet, Icehouse MPLS, and The Cedar Cultural Center (Minneapolis)

 

Dancer/ Choreographer

Guest appearance with Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, choreographed and performed in Joaquín Rodrigo’s Cuatro Piezas and Ben Abrahamson’s Flamenco compositions

 

SPAIN, 2011 - PRESENT

Dancer/ Choreographer

At the following tablaos and theaters - T de Triana, La Caja Negra, Flamenqueria, Puerta Sol, Sala Garufa, La Casa Ensambla, Teatro Alameda (Seville)

Dancer/ Choreographer

In a tour organized with guitarist Alvaro Gomez Mulero and his group (Galicia, 2013)

JAPAN, 2012 - PRESENT

Dancer/ Choreographer

At the following tablaos and theaters- Sala Andaluza, Casa de Esperanza, Tablao Alhambra, Casa Artista, Tablao Familia (Tokyo).  Barmil, Tablao Mi Vida, Teatro Ardiente (Osaka)

MINNEAPOLIS, 2003 - 2009

Resident Dancer,

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre

Solo and ensemble dancer in: Retratos, Café Flamenco, Marchita, Romerìa, Rite of Spring, Sol y Luna, Gypsy Caravan, Tra Ti Ti Tran Tran Toro, Noche Oscura, Bernarda's Daughters, Naari-The Women. Festival Flamenco, Tales of the Black Legend, and Mantón

 

Dancer/ Choreographer/

Director/ Producer

The Apple Tree, commissioned by the Walker Art Center and The Southern Theater in 2009 Momentum: New Dance Works series

 

Dancer/ Choreographer/

Director/ Producer

Hiroshima-A Night Dreamt and a Day Flashed to Burn, Co-presentation by Intermedia Arts and Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre in 2007 Intermedia Arts Co-presentation program

 

Dancer/ Choreographer

2006 The Walker Art Center Choreographer's Evening

 


 

TEACHING

Over 15 years experience of teaching Flamenco dance classes and workshops independently and in organizations in the U.S. and Japan including Zorongo Flamenco Dance School (2003-09), Hamline University, K-12 schools through CONNECT and YWCA Minneapolis, Young Audiences of Minnesota, and COMPAS.  Currently offering classes at Tapestry Folkdance Center.


 


AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

Recipient

2017 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Dancer

Recipient

2017 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant

 

Nominee

2016 Minnesota SAGE Award for Dance for Outstanding Performer

2016 New York State Flamenco Certamen (Flamenco dance competition) by Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana. Guest Appearance as ¨Featured Emerging Artist¨ at Lincoln Center in New York

 

Recipient

2009 Minnesota SAGE People's Choice Award for Dance

 

Commission

The Apple Tree in in 2009 Momentum: New Dance Works series by the Walker Art Center

Recipient

Jerome Foundation’s 2006 Travel and Study Grant to attend Bienal de Flamenco Festival in Seville, Spain

© 2018-2019   by Sachiko "La Chayí"