| Open: 06/07/06 Close: 07/30/06
NOCHE FLAMENCA 2006
Theater 80 @ 80 St. Mark's Place
June 7, 2006 - July 30, 2006
"Soledad Barrio . . . danced as if possessed by the spirit of a Gypsy encampment, or even the shivering horrors of a Goya painting . . . she breathed the essence of flamenco." -- John Rockwell, New York Times
"Noche Flamenca achieved the miraculous. Within four or five minutes, they took me into another world -- their world . . . it is the depths of the soul and its unfathomable mystery to which these fine artists aspire. They confront nothing less than the mystery of life." -- John Heilpern, The New York Observer
After touring the globe for the last 11 years, the acclaimed eight-member Spanish troupe Noche Flamenca burns up the summer stage in its beloved New York, as the company brings its pure, authentic brand of flamenco to the intimate setting of Theater 80. Noche Flamenca, led by flamenco phenomenon Soledad Barrio and artistic director Martín Santangelo, returns for the ninth season to present a world premiere. The company, known for its transcendent and deeply emotional performances, also includes two of Spain's most renowned dancers, Alejandro Granados and Juan Ogalla, performing in communion, live with five of Spain's most spell-binding musicians and singers.
Founded in Spain in 1993 by Barrio, winner of the highest international awards for flamenco, and her husband and artistic director Martín Santangelo, Noche Flamenca has developed into one of Spain's most successful and respected flamenco companies.