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Acclaimed by critics for its exceptionally emotional performances, Noche Flamenca is one of the most authentic flamenco companies performing today, and Soledad Barrio is its star. Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca bring Antigona (2014), an evening-length flamenco interpretation of the text and themes in Sophocles’ tragedy, Antigone. The themes in the work include catharsis, issues of dictatorship, repression, loss, the strength of family, and female empowerment. Combining live music, song, and dance, the work promises to be both gripping and intensely moving.
About Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca
Formed in 1993 by Martín Santangelo and his Bessie award-winning wife, Soledad Barrio, Noche Flamenca regularly tours around the globe. Performance highlights include regular seasons in New York City and Buenos Aires, performances in Greece and Egypt, annual tours throughout North America, and the company’s 2002 and 2009 tours to Australia.
Hailed by critics everywhere for its transcendent and deeply emotional performances, Noche Flamenca is recognized as the most authentic flamenco touring company in the field today. Santangelo has successfully brought to the stage the essence, purity, and integrity of one of the world’s most complex and mysterious art forms without the use of tricks or gimmicks. All aspects of flamenco – dance, song, and music – are interrelated and given equal weight in the presentations of Noche Flamenca, creating a true communal spirit within the company – the very heart and soul of flamenco.
In support of its mission to educate and enlighten audiences about flamenco, the company offers extensive residency programs that reach out to people of all ages. Noche Flamenca is registered as a US not-for-profit with its office and representation based in New York City. Noche Flamenca’s artistic integrity has been recognized with awards from the National Dance Project (2006), the National Endowment for the Arts (2007 & 2008), and the Lucille Lortel Award for Special Theatrical Experience (2003), among others.