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This show closed on February 25, 2017
Synopsis
Sophocles' Antigone was the first female 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.
In ANTIGONA, Noche Flamenca transforms the classic play into a virtuoso flamenco masterpiece. Honoring the Greek tradition of sung poetry and musical accompaniment, Noche Flamenca's Artistic Director Martín Santangelo studied the poetry of Sophocles, then translated and re-wrote the text into lyrics. It was created in collaboration with his wife and principal dancer, Soledad Barrio, who plays the title role.
The themes in the work include catharsis, issues of dictatorship, repression, loss, the strength of family, and female empowerment; strong themes not only in Sophocles, but also in flamenco.
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Venue
Z Space
450 Florida Street
San FranciscoCA 94110
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Running Time
1hr 30min
Start Date
February 4th, 2017
End Date
February 25th, 2017
Age
Recommended for ages 14 and up.
Critic Reviews
Antigona is a magnificent theater piece, a dramatic dance work, and marvelous musical experience, all in one.
Broadway World
Hailed by critics for its transcendent and deeply emotional performances, Noche Flamenca is one of the most authentic flamenco companies in the world today.
Broadway World