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."
Meeting Location - 515 Lerner
Meeting Time - 1:45 p.m.
Students of all years in Columbia College, Columbia Engineering and Barnard College are eligible to obtain tickets via standby. Standby is first come first serve and are not guaranteed. See website for more details.