Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$26,310
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Zorongo Flamenco, Inc. AKA Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
November 2014
End Date
July 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$26,310
Other Funds Leveraged
$25,441
Direct expenses
$51,751
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Zorongo will provide two concerts, twelve workshops, and a community fiesta with which Minnesotans can see and participate in Flamenco. Zorongo records of all Flamenco activities conducted. Artistic director assessment of the quality of the work conducted. 2: 1,200 youth and adults will participate in Zorongo’s Flamenco activities. Cowles Center records of audience attendance at the concerts. Zorongo records of workshop and festival participants.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre provided two high quality performances of Flamenco on Fire, ten workshops, and a community fiesta where all Minnesotans could see and participate in flamenco. Box office records by the Cowles, and workshop/fiesta attendance records kept by Zorongo. Informal interviews were conducted with all artists about each event. Artistic Director, Susana di Palma, together with the Zorongo Board of Directors, completed a final review and evaluation of the entire season. 2: Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre provided two high quality performances of Flamenco on Fire, 10 workshops, and a community fiesta where all Minnesotans could see and participate in flamenco. Box office records by the Cowles, and workshop/fiesta attendance records kept by Zorongo. Informal interviews were conducted with all artists about each event. Artistic Director, Susana di Palma, together with the Zorongo Board of Directors, completed a final review and evaluation of the entire season.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Robert Schommer, Christine Kozachok, Vicki Walker, Robin Moede, Alessandra Chiarelli, Catherine Higgins Whiteside, Jill Martinez, Tamara Rogers, Sarah Strauss, Silvia Lopez, Matthew Hoerr
Project Overview
Folk and Traditional Arts
Project Details
Zorongo Flamenco will bring traditional Flamenco dance and music to the community with a two night concert featuring local and internationally renowned Flamenco artists, twelve artist-led workshops, and a joyful Fiesta Flamenca.
Project Manager
First Name
Lorene
Last Name
Bruns
Organization Name
Zorongo Flamenco, Inc. AKA Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School
Street Address
3012 Minnehaha Ave S
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55406-1932
Phone
(612) 234-1653
Email
zorongoflamenco@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthropist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies; Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
John Berquist: Director, Saint Paul Swedish Male Chorus; former director, Rochester International Association; Rebecca Dallinger: Special projects coordinator at the White Earth Tribal and Community College; Rhonda Dass: Associate professor of anthropology, and director of museum studies, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Debra Korluka: Byzantine iconography artist and instructor; Phyllis May-Machunda: Cofounder and director of Training Our Campuses Against Racism. Facilitator, Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity. Folklorist, scholar, and educator.; Scott Pollock: Director of exhibitions, collections and programs, American Swedish Institute; Perry Price: Director of education, American Craft Council; Chris Schuelke: Executive director, Otter Tail County Historical Society
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No