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Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca: Antigona

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March 1, 2017 • 7:30 pm

(All times are in PDT)
Free

“Never, until I saw Santangelo’s ensemble, their heels stamping, their arms cutting through the air, had I seen a chorus whose physical force could support the fate-heavy songs that Sophocles wrote for his plays. As for Barrio, though she spoke rarely, dancing seemed better than words: no rhetoric, no explanations, but just passion, majesty, absorption.”
The New Yorker

Don’t miss Antigona, Martín Santangelo’s stunning flamenco interpretation of Sophocles’ Antigone, performed by Noche Flamenca and starring flamenco superstar Soledad Barrio as a disenfranchised woman struggling against patriarchal authority. At its heart, the story of Antigone resonates with the roots of flamenco, which is based not in any one culture or religion, but on the strength of family. Antigone’s story is her humanity and her quest to bury her brother regardless of the circumstances.

Admission is free and open to everyone.

Photo: Chris Bennion