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Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca

August 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Noche Flamenca will perform as artists in residence. Press photo courtesy of Williams College
Photo by Peter Graham

Bessie Award-winning dancer and choreographer Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca perform an excerpt of their newest work, Searching for Goya (2023).

Barrio and her husband, artistic director and choreographer Martín Santangelo, developed the work inspired by the transformative art of Francisco de Goya. After two back-to-back Pillow seasons in 2000 and 2001, the company returns in a program will reference the prolific Spanish artist’s response to the turbulent social and political changes occurring in the world around him, its relevance to our present times, and its revelations of human nature.

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Formed in 1993 in Madrid, Spain, and hailed by critics around the world, Noche Flamenca performs regular seasons in New York City, including at Lincoln Center, The Joyce Theater, Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, and at its home base at the West Park Presbyterian Church. The company has received awards from the National Dance Project, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Bessies, and Dance Magazine, among many others.

Alistair Macaulay has written for The New York Times that “there has been no company I have been so glad to discover as Noche Flamenca and, above all, its lead dancer, Soledad Barrio. I can think of no current ballet star in the world as marvelous as she.”

Flamenco is rooted in dance, song, and music traditions from Sephardic Jews, North African, and Roma people, from Andalusia. It is a form, in the company’s words, “born of ancestral cultural repression and racial expulsion.”

The companycombines onstage performance with educational outreach and residencies to educate people of all backgrounds “and to evoke in them the vivid and expansive sea of passion and emotion that is flamenco.”

Searching for Goya was developed in a residency and work-in-progress showing at Williams College’s ’62 Center that included research at WCMA and at the Clark Art Institute with Anne Leonard, Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs.

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August 14
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8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Jacob’s Pillow
358 George Carter Road
Becket, MA
(413) 243-0745

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