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New York City Center and Flamenco Festival present

Flamenco Festival


Mar 23 – 26, 2023

Tickets from $35

Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes



Sara Baras
Mar 23 – 26, 2023
Thu – Sat | 8pm
Sun | 3pm

“A woman who can dance up not just a flamenco storm, but a hurricane”
The Guardian

A living legend in the flamenco world, Sara Baras has spent the past 30 years building an internationally lauded career as a dancer, director, and choreographer. Winner of the 2020 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance—as well as a slew of Spain’s highest dance honors—Baras infuses classic forms (most famously the farruca) with a powerfully modern sensibility.

Returning to City Center for the first time since her acclaimed evening-length work Sombras in 2019, Baras crafts a love letter to flamenco’s origins with Alma. Blending traditional flamenco elements with bolero rhythms, Baras and her company offer a transformative evening of propulsive footwork, formidable musicianship, and unforgettable performances.

“Una mujer que puede bailar no solo una tormenta flamenca, sino un huracán”
The Guardian

Una leyenda viva en el mundo del flamenco, Sara Baras ha pasado los últimos 30 años construyendo una carrera alabada internacionalmente como bailarina, directora y coreógrafa. Ganadora del Premio Olivier 2020 por Logro Sobresaliente en Danza, así como una gran cantidad de honores de danza más importantes de España, Baras infunde formas clásicas (la más famosa, la farruca) con una poderosa sensibilidad moderna.

Al regresar a City Center por primera vez desde su aclamado trabajo nocturno Sombras en 2019, Baras elabora una carta de amor a los orígenes del flamenco con Alma. Combinando elementos flamencos tradicionales con ritmos de bolero, Baras y su compañía ofrecen un programa transformador de juego de pies propulsor, maestría musical formidable y actuaciones inolvidables.

Cast and programming subject to change.

Photo by Santana de Yepes

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  • “First-rate flamenco and sheer star power”
    The Times UK

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  • “She carries herself with a sense of the storms of movement she’s about to unleash”
    The Independent

  • “Her ultra-rapid barrages sound as though they could break through concrete”
    The New York Times

  • “... so famous in Spain she has a Barbie doll modelled on her”
    Evening Standard

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