December 22, 2015

Ironically, being a dancer and having body image issues go hand in hand. I've struggled with and around and about my body since I was a child, and to even mention it publicly on Facebook like this makes me very…

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December 27, 2015

"Eugene Peterson writes, 'Waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don’t see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become…

December 28, 2015

So, in what seems to be horrific timing, I injured my back. Having a hard time standing, walking, running, sleeping, dancing – most all the “ings.” Discouraged also, I’m realizing that I feasted more on Christmas than I should have…

January 4, 2016

I’m excited to announce that tomorrow night in Tucson, we will celebrate the closing of the Hatchfund campaign with a “work-in-progress” showcase and Tucson’s 1st Tertulia Flamenca (to be moderated by my dear friend and amazing flamenca, Angelina Ramirez)! I’m looking…

January 11, 2016

AMAZING NEWS! Luz has received the Arizona Commission on the Arts’ 2016 Artist Research & Development Grant! “This highly-competitive grant program awards funding to Arizona artists practicing in a variety of artistic disciplines in support of research and development leading…

January 18, 2016

It is getting closer to showtime and with that both my anxiety and excitement are accelerating. Just a few months ago, I didn’t really know if I was capable of doing Luz, but over the past few weeks I’ve started…

January 25, 2016

Ten days. That’s the number of days that I will be away from my girls when the final rehearsals and first tour for Luz begin this weekend. That’s the longest I’ve ever been away from Gloria, and while Lola has…

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January 27, 2016

Radio interview with Fanny Ara and Jose Cortes...

https://kpfa.org/episode/music-of-the-world-with-jose-ruiz-january-27-2016/

February 2, 2016

It turns out that a special mother was the one who came up with the perfect name for a show to honor other mothers in the arts.  

Several months ago, when Fanny and Manuel were trying to come up with the right name…

February 8, 2016

LUZ. ALL ABOUT LOVE FRIENDSHIP LAUGHTER AND INCREDIBLE TALENT. I fell so honored and lucky to be surrounded with those beautiful people. Thank you for making my life soooooo beautiful. Love you all! - Fanny Ara

February 13, 2016

Still reflecting on Luz, Jason and I feel more and more admiration and gratitude. Thank you guys so much for being there. You made it beautiful for us!!! Love you - M