New York City Center and Flamenco Festival present

Ballet Flamenco
Sara Baras Shadows

Dance

Mainstage

Mar 7 – 10, 2019

Tickets start at $35

Overview

Overview

“WHEN GOD WAS HANDING OUT TALENTS, HE MUST HAVE TRIPPED WHEN HE REACHED SARA BARAS AND DROPPED THE LOT INTO HER LAP”

The Independent (UK)

Beloved for her brilliant footwork and captivating stage presence, flamenco superstar Sara Baras (2015 Flamenco Festival) returns to City Center for our 75th season with a work commemorating the 20th anniversary of her own company. Shadows combines Baras' devotion to the dances of her native Spain with her unwavering commitment to innovation. Dancing alongside her husband José Serrano and six dancers, Baras reexamines and reinvigorates her trademark flamenco style La Farruca—a quick-footed, dramatic dance traditionally performed only by men. Over the course of her career, La Farruca has been both a springboard to her most celebrated successes and a shadow dogging at her dazzlingly percussive heels. In this euphoric explosion of flamenco's classic gender roles, Baras and Serrano banish those shadows once and for all. The couple's undeniable passion resounds throughout the stage, featuring vibrant scenic design by visual artist Andrés Mérida that seamlessly integrates with the dance. The music, by company Music Director Keko Baldomero, infuses flamenco rhythms with an array of other musical cadences from around the world. A tour de force of female power and transcendence, Shadows is an evening with the "Queen of the Spanish Moonwalk."

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Cast & Credits

Cast & Credits

Choreography by Sara Baras
With Additional Choreography by Guest Artist José Serrano
Music by Keko Baldomero
Set Paintings by Andrés Mérida
Text by Santana de Yepes
Lighting Design by Óscar Gómez de los Reyes
Costume Design by Luis F. Dos Santos

Sponsors

Sponsors

75th Anniversary Season Sponsors
Stacey and Eric Mindich
Howard Gilman Foundation logo

Leadership Support for Dance at New York City Center is provided by
Harkness Foundation For Dance