Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, one of NYC’s two world-class Spanish Flamenco dance companies, makes its home at West-Park Presbyterian Church in the Upper West Side.
Soledad Barrio is Noche Flamenca
The first thing about Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca is Soledad Barrio. In 2011, the most important dance critic in the United States, Alastair Macaulay of the New York Times, called her “one of today’s great dancers of any genre.” Wow!
One of today’s great dancers of any genre
Alastair Macaulay, New York Times
Even as a little girl, Barrio loved to perform, but she only discovered the real Flamenco when she saw Carlos Saura’s film Bodas de Sangre at age 19. Then she just did it. Within a year, Barrio became a dancer.
The second thing is Artistic Director & Producer Martín Santangelo. He has managed to keep this company alive for over 20 years. That’s to say nothing of maintaining his relationship with his wife, Soledad.
Antigona is Bessie Nominated
Antigona is Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca’s adaptation of Sophocle’s story about a woman who defies the king to bury the body of her slain brother, the loser of the battle.
Barrio relates the story to her mother’s experience living through the Spanish Civil War. Hispanic families stay together no matter what.
Antigona has a cast of 17 dancers and musicians. It was nominated for a 2015 Bessie Award.
Noche Flamenca in New York City
Noche Flamenca performs Tres Sueños (3 Dreams) about the times when Muslims, Jews, and Christians dreamt together:
- Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College (CUNY) in Flushing, Queens on October 25, 2017 at 12:15 pm.
- Hostos Center at Hostos College (CUNY) in Mott Haven, The Bronx on October 26, 2017.
- LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College (CUNY) in Long Island City, Queens on October 27, 2017 at 8pm.
Noche Flamenca performs Intimo (Intimate) at The Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan from Tuesday – Saturday, February 13 – 25, 2018.
2016 – 2017 Season
Noche Flamenca presents Antigona at the West-Park Presbyterian Church in the Upper West Side on January 10 – 28, 2017.
For more information, visit www.SoledadBarrioAndNocheFlamenca.com