If you ran into her in the supermarket, you might mistake Soledad Barrio for just another solid, unglamorous mother of teenage girls. But onstage the brilliant leading dancer of Noche Flamenca radiates passion and power, transcending all the clichés of flamenco to create drama and musicality. Collaborating with her husband, company director Martín Santangelo, and consulting with Mabou Mines director Lee Breuer, she returns to town tonight in a new work, Noche Flamenca y Antigona — embodying the grief of Sophocles’ Antigone — as well as in as more traditional works performed alone, with soloist Juan Ogalla, and with the troupe’s superb musicians.
Oct. 29-Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 22, 2014