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KYNDRA L VIGIL

Artist's Statement
I am writing regarding the Robert LB Toben award for costume design. I have been a dancer since 1974. I have danced with the Southwest Ballet Co. I moved to San Antonio in 1998 and began taking flamenco from Carmen “La Chiqui” Linares. I worked as a ballet and flamenco instructor for San Antonio Parks and Rectreation since 2005 . I have taken from some of the premiere flamenco instructors in the world. This vast experience has not only taught me the grace and beauty of Flamenco, and given me a clear understanding of the significance that proper design and fit play in order for the dancer to have the liberty to move in and freely express themselves creating the fulfillment of this beautiful art form. My design experience includes a plethora of Flamenco costuming, including: En La Sombra de Sus Pasos, San Antonio Flamenco Fest, San Antonio Dance Academy Recital, Bravo Flamenco, Lumenes Flamenco, numerous shows featuring Antonio Granjero and Stephanie Ramirez. I have also designed a multitude of costumes for most of the top flamenco names in San Antonio It has always been my desire to be a cutting edge designer, yet preserve the authenticity of this ancient art. When designing a dress, there are many things to take into consideration. One must understand the mood and concept of the particular song, also the personality of the dancer, the body type, skin tone, and dancer’s style. Colors are then brought in to fulfill the dynamic. Out of all of the important dynamics of this dance style, the most characteristic visual element in Flamenco is the traje de flamenca. Your grant will allow me to create beautiful design which will enrobe these elegant ambassadors of dance and fill the sky line of our fabulous city with color light and culture.


Costume Design Samples

 

Ambiente Flamenco
Set Design

Isabella
Set Design

Ambiente Flamenco
Set Design

Kyndra and Daniela
Set Design

Jackie Rodriguez
Set Design
 

Sonya Jimenez
Set Design

New Lace Design
Set Design

New Fringe Design
Set Design

Classic Flamenco
Set Design

Bata de Cola
Set Design
 

 

 
 
     
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