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New York City Center and Flamenco Festival present

Ballet Flamenco
Sara Baras Shadows



Mar 7 – 10, 2019

Tickets start at $35

Run Time: Approximately one hour and 45 Minutes with no intermission.




The Guardian

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 Ballet Flamenco Sara BarasShadows combines Baras' devotion to the dances of her native Spain with her unwavering commitment to innovation. 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, her company banishes those shadows once and for all. 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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Come early for free dance lessons taught by Xianix Barrera, in the Grand Tier lobby: Mar 7 – 9 from 7 – 7:30 PM. The classes are free for that evening’s ticket holders. 

New York City Center’s 75th Anniversary spring dance season offers something for everyone, from the dance connoisseur to the curious newcomer. Read more



Video & Photos


Get a feel for the infectious rhythms of Flamenco by checking out New York City Center's special Flamenco Festival playlist on Spotify!
Listen here.

Cast & Credits

Cast & Credits

Choreography by Sara Baras
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

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Learn about all the extraordinary programming and ancillary events we have lined up for our 75th Anniversary Season.



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

Top Photo by Santana Yepes