Through the raw power of voice, music, and movement, Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca transport the audience from New York City to the soul of Spain. More than a flamenco show, Noche Flamenca is a sensual, powerful, and haunting experience. Lead dancer Soledad Barrio is a petite powerhouse who owns the stage with every twirl, stomp, and shimmy. Juan Ogalla and Antonio Jimenez, the male dancers, captivate the audience with their grace and power. The dancers are accompanied by a passionate trio of vocalists (Emilio Florido, Manuel Gago, Miguel Rosendo) and two virtuoso guitarists (Salva de Maria and Eugenio Iglesias).
One of the things I love best about Noche Flamenca is the authenticity of their performances - no over the top stage production and distracting sets. They are confident in their ability to spellbind the audience with their extraordinary talent, and they are right!
You can catch Noche Flamenca in New York City at the Cherry Lane Theatre until January 13. From January 14-May 15, their winter tour will take the group to Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Colorado and other locales. I've gone to see Noche Flamenca twice on their current tour and both times I've come back home practicing my flamenco moves in the mirror. Ole!