Floor-pummelling footwork, bold lighting and stylish dresses are all guaranteed as Spain’s foremost flamenco superstar Sara Baras returns to Barcelona with her exhilarating new show. Voces, Suite Flamenca—directed, staged and choreographed by the Cádiz-born virtuoso—pays tribute to six flamenco luminaries who have greatly influenced her work, among them Carmen Amaya, Antonio Gades and Paco de Lucía.
Having started dancing at eight years old at her mother’s dance school, Baras rose to international stardom in the Nineties and now regularly tours the world. She even made an appearance in the global blockbuster Mission: Impossible II (2000). With its unique combination of music and expressive dance, flamenco has become one of Spanish culture’s most defining traditions, and the experienced Andalusian will be delivering a masterclass as she performs at Teatre Tívoli from April 6th to May 1st.
Set to thrilling live music, Baras leads a company of 15 performers—including guest artist José Serrano—in a theatrical spectacle that captures the emotion, drama and passion of flamenco. Described by the Guardian as “less a woman than a pure rhythmic force”, Baras and her band are set to hit the musical accents hard with an exhibition of fast, fierce and controlled footwork that can be as threatening as a military drumbeat, or as delicate as a patter of rain.
Tickets are available from €22. More information here.