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A powerful retelling of Sophocles’ classic play through flamenco music and dance.
Antigone was the first feminine heroine written for the stage. She was not afraid to show her strength, her pain, and her passion, all attributes that are deep at the heart of flamenco. Noche Flamenca’s Antigona reinterprets the text and themes of Sophocles’ classic play featuring the fiery talent of acclaimed dancer Soledad Barrio, to depict the battle between an individual, disenfranchised woman and the authority of the state and its patriarchy.
“Never, until I saw Santangelo’s ensemble, their heels stamping, their arms cutting through the air, had I seen a chorus whose physical force could support the fate-heavy songs that Sophocles wrote for his plays. As for Barrio, though she spoke rarely, dancing seemed better than words: no rhetoric, no explanations, but just passion, majesty, absorption.” – Joan Acocella, The New Yorker
“As a flamenco dancer, Ms. Barrio is known for ferocity and intense drama, as well as for her ability to convey tenderness. There is a formal beauty to her movements, whether she is unleashing a torrent of steps or simply walking across a stage. The New York Times dance critic Alastair Macaulay has called her ’one of today’s great dancers of any genre.’” – Susan Hartman, The New York Times
- Adapted and directed by Martín Santangelo
- Featuring Soledad Barrio
- Producer: Sharon Levy, Dovetail Productions
- Choreography: Soledad Barrio
- Additional Choreography: Isabel Bayón
- Consulting Director: Lee Breuer
- Mask Design: Based on the Work of Mary Frank
- Music: Eugenio Iglesias, Salva de María & Martín Santangelo
- Vocal Arrangements: Eugenio Iglesias, Salva de María & Martín Santangelo
- Original Text: Sophocles
- Assistant to the Director: Marina Scannell
- Artistic Consultant: Gabriela Goldin Garcia
- Lyrics Adapted & Written by Martín Santangelo
- Resident Designer & Production Manager: S. Benjamin Farrar
Antigona is based on an adaptation of Sophocles’ Antigone in the version by Dudley Fitts & Robert Fitzgerald.
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