Esplanade Presents | da:ns festival 2016

Dance

Voces, suite flamenca

Sara Baras (Spain)
2hrs (no intermission)
Esplanade Theatre

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“From the moment that she arrives on stage, we are in the presence of greatness. Here is the gravitas, charisma, dignity and unparalleled artistry of a superstar.” London Dance, UK
“The unmistakable stamp of a flamenco superstar” Daily Telegraph, UK

From the freedom of Spain’s most beloved flamenco star Sara Baras’ heart is born Voces, suite flamenca (Voces, suite flamenco). This personal and spectacular homage salutes the great dance and music legends of flamenco: Paco de Lucia, Camarón de la Isla, Antonio Gades, Enrique Morente, Moraíto and Carmen Amaya.

Celebrated for her brilliant footwork, captivating stage presence and sleek choreography, Baras is known for being “a woman who can dance up not just a flamenco storm, but a hurricane” (The Guardian). Her latest creation Voces has toured the world to critical acclaim and now arrives in Singapore, marking the celebrated artists’ return to Esplanade’s da:ns festival.

Baras performs and leads a company of exceptional performers through 11 distinct pieces, paying tribute to the great voices that have shaped the passionate art form and Baras’ own artistry. Voces personifies the emotional spectrum that defines flamenco with impassioned dances of complex choreography and rhythmic footwork against the rousing live poetry and melodies of vocalists, guitarists and percussionists on stage.

Voces is “the voice that comes out of our dance, our song, our guitar. The voice that caresses the floor with the heels of our shoes, that hits with the incessant strength of our souls; it is a voice that with deep respect and total admiration, can only say… Ole and thank you.” (Santana De Yepes)

About Sara Baras

Sara Baras celebrates a career of over 30 years performing in international dance circles with long running sold out performances. She was initially trained by maestros Ciro and Manolete and her most important maestro, her mother Concha Baras. Conquering world stages with an artistry of the highest caliber, Baras set up Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras in 1998, and has since choreographed twelve productions. She is an award-winning artist – Spain’s National Dance Award, Gold Medal of the Arts, Giraldillo de Oro for best artistic direction of ‘Carmen’ at the Flamenco Biennal 2009 and Medaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris. Baras’ work has extended into acting for films and television. She also works on projects for charities and social causes.

About da:ns festival

To all dance lovers and those curious, Esplanade’s da:ns festival invites you to fall in love with dance through a full-hearted celebration of movement this October. With powerful performances from around the world, exciting new creations and a wide range of opportunities to learn different kinds of dance, this 11-day festival will open your mind, lift your spirit and get your body moving.

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