On Set with Erin – FirstWorks Presents Noche Flamenca
Passion, explosions, emotions, precision, improvisations and perfection. FirstWorks 2015 Artistic Icons series finale with Noche Flamenca starring Soledad Barrio, the company’s lead dancer. Artistic Icons program with the finest moments including excerpts from the company’s latest creation: “Antigona” – “a visually stunning work” based on Sophocles “Antigone”. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza joined FirstWorks’ executive artistic director, Kathleen Pletcher in introducing Noche Flamenca to the audiences in the Creative Capital at VETS.
Sizzling flamenco electrifies the stage as this Madrid-based company of dancers, singers and musicians provides an authentic look at a fiery and expressive art form. Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca promise a passionate journey through the very heart and soul of flamenco. All aspects of flamenco – song, dance, and music – are interrelated, creating a true communal spirit among the group’s ten performers. But Barrio is the indisputable star, a great artist without pretense, who makes you aware that, above its virtuosic feet, flamenco is an art of curves, arcs and circles. Her body is her soul’s instrument, ensnared by the music, and you feel yourself fortunate to be in the same space with her.
“There has been no company I have been so glad to discover as Noche Flamenca and, above all, its lead dancer, Soledad Barrio. I can think of no current ballet star in the world as marvelous as she.” – Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times