Folks rising in ovation at the edge of Theater 80's low-riding, tiny stage could well pitch forward and plant big ones on their favorite performers' lips. Soledad Barrio and her outstanding Noche Flamenca colleagues—dancers Antonio "El Chupete" Rodriguez and Bruno Argenta, guitarists Jesus Torres and Eugenio Iglesias, and singers Manuel Gag and Miguel Picuo—come close to testing this possibility several times during their rousing presentation. Although concert flamenco has absorbed loads of foreign matter, Barrio and Martin Santangelo (her husband and artistic partner) continue to eschew contaminants and froufrou in favor of flamenco red in tooth and claw. Barrio dances like a champion, a confrontational toughie. Her accuracy and mind-blowing speed only enhance, never... More >>>