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Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca

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Noche Flamenca photo: Steve Mayeda

Noche Flamenca (Madrid, Spain)
Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

January 21, 2012 8:00pm
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Road, UBC.
Pre-Show Talk, 7:15pm in the Royal Bank Cinema in the Chan Centre


Spain’s most treasured flamenco group has graced stages the world over with its raw and deeply emotional performances of virtuosic guitar, cathartic song and spectacular dance. Directed by Martín Santangelo, Bessie Award-winning premier dancer Soledad Barrio has been hailed as “a gift from heaven to flamenco on earth” (El Diario). The idioms of flamenco—dance, song and music—are given equal weight in performance, and are coloured by improvisation and a communal spirit that bonds this close-knit troupe of dancers, guitarists and singers. This return engagement follows a sold-out Cultural Olympiad performance in 2009.

>>Noche Flamenca star Soledad Barrio dances as if she’s channeling 500 years of pain, despair, and passion…the small, muscular dancer moves with an introspective quality that is deeply personal, almost private, yet somehow universal. And it seems to unfurl totally in the moment, with an intensity and focus that is riveting.<< The Boston Globe

Formed in Madrid in 1993 by artistic director Martín Santangelo and Soledad Barrio, Noche Flamenca captivates audiences through live performances of passionate, authentic flamenco. They have been recognized with awards from the National Dance Project (2006 + 2009), the Lucille Lortel Award for Special Theatrical Experience (2003) and annual awards from the National Endowment for the Arts since 2007. With annual seasons in New York City and Buenos Aires, the company tours regularly throughout the globe from North America to Australia, Greece, Egypt and other countries, bringing this complex and mysterious art form to a global audience.


Tickets from $47
(a limited number of tickets may be released for sale at the door on the night of the show)
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Performers Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca
Artistic Director Martín Santangelo

Running Time 110min

Supported by the Chan Endowment fund at the University of British Columbia