The O'Shaughnessy and Northrop Auditorium Presents: Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 7:30pm
“[A] mistress of suspense…she goes straight for the expressive tension that seems to be at flamenco’s very heart.” – The New York Times
Under the direction of Martín Santangelo, award-winning Noche Flamenca is Spain’s most successful touring company, and is recognized as the most authentic flamenco touring company in the field today. Formed in 1993 by Santangelo and his Bessie award-winning wife, Soledad Barrio, the company regularly tours around the globe, hailed by critics everywhere for its transcendent and deeply emotional performances. "Quebradas - Inspired by Rosa" (Soledad's mother), features Soledad Barrio, original music, and original song in a tribute to all mothers and women. Quebradas translates into "women turning themselves inside out," and is also a dance term that refers to a specific turn which only women execute, requiring women to rotate around their own torso. At its essence, the piece is about repression and liberation of women, and how they find strength within themselves.
A post-performance conversation with the artists will take place immediately following each Women of Substance performance.
Part of The O'Shaughnessy's Dance Series.
Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca
The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul Minnesota 55105United States
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