Finding Flamenco

by Stephany Borges



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/6/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781480883963
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781480883956

About the Book

In her teens, Stephany Borges saw her first flamenco show at Los Flamencos de la Bodega in North Beach, San Francisco. From the first note of the flamenco guitar and the first throaty cry of the singer, she knew she had found a world of music and dance that thrilled her to the core. She then studied with the legendary Isa Mura and Ernesto Hernandez until her mother put a stop to it because dancers rarely made a decent living. Borges chose another career path teaching English and creative writing.

At around sixty, she retired from teaching at a California university, sold her house in Northern California, and moved to New Mexico. Though much rehearsed and carefully orchestrated, the reality of leaving her job, her community, and her home in the redwoods to live a new life in the high desert was not easy. And, then unexpectedly, she found flamenco. It never occurred to her that her abiding love of dance would be resurrected at this stage in her life.

In Finding Flamenco, she shares the stories of her adventures and passions, telling her tales of loss, travel, friendships, relationships, and so much more.

About the Author

Stephany Borges studied dance with the legendary Isa Mura and Ernesto Hernandez. When she retired from teaching English and creative writing, she moved to New Mexico, expecting to write and continue her academic work on D.H. Lawrence. Instead, and quite unexpectedly, she rediscovered her passion for flamenco. She lives, writes, and dances in Albuquerque, New Mexico.