Arte Flamenco Society
We are a non-profit organization based in Santa
Fe, New Mexico. Our mission is to enrich
New Mexico communities and beyond, through the spirit of flamenco: music, song and dance.
Twenty years ago the film ‘Flamenco’ by Carlos
Saura was released.
Belén Maya was chosen then by the prestigious filmmaker as one of the most emblematic figures in the new aesthetics of flamenco. Her freshness, originality and personality fascinated Saura. He explained his choice in a simple, eloquent sentence: ‘doesn’t look like flamenco’. This is how Belén Maya became an icon in avant-garde flamenco dance. Check out the film clip below!
The daughter of two great flamenco artists, Carmen Mora and Mario Maya, Belen began her dance studies at the studios Amor De Dios in Madrid. Her training in classical dance has been with Rosa Naranjo and Juana Taft. In classical Spanish dance, she has studied under Maria Magdalena, Paco Romero and Jose Antonio. In the areas of jazz and contemporary dance she has studied with Goyo Montero, Teresa Nieto, and the Alvin Ailey dance company in New York. Her flamenco teachers have included Paco Fernandez, Manolete, La Tati, El Gueito, Carmen Cortes, La Tona, and many others.