The Week In advance | Dance: Footwork With Fury

December 7th, 2013

It is simple to affiliate flamenco with wild stamping, and Soledad Barrio can stamp with fury. But she can also do much more than that — a lot far more. Her dynamic and psychological variety will help make her 1 of today’s major exponents of this standard Spanish sort. In her organization, Noche Flamenca, she is surrounded by excellent dancing associates, guitarists and singers, and the little troupe can seem to be like a loved ones onstage. In her solos, Ms. Barrio invests aged flamenco kinds with new daily life, displaying herself capable of each light-weight dartings and outbursts of raw enthusiasm, her footwork recalling laughter at 1 second and gunfire the following.

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“Soledad” implies “solitude” or “loneliness” in Spanish, and in some of her solos Ms. Barrio does appear to be by yourself, dancing her heart out on a large plain. However she steadily draws consideration toward her, producing flamenco a theatrical magnet.

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