Ballet Flamenco

Here is a review done by a friend of mine lucky enough to see Sara Baras in person here in Paris. I hadn’t heard of her until yesterday and then, suddenly, her name came up twice. I’m going to try and get to this performance while it is still here.

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Review: The first time I experienced a flamenco ballet choreographed and performed by Sara Baras, little did I realize that it would become an addictive holiday-enhancing ritual in Paris, and this year was no exception. Electrifying, mesmerizing, emotion-wrenching: how can so much visceral energy exude from such a slender frame – and in just an hour and a half, a time span that seemed to whiz by much too quickly? The splendor of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is a perfect backdrop to Sara’s troupe of dancers and musicians who work perfectly in synch, delivering a seamless performance. Costumes, lighting, minimal stage decor, all consort as a unit, and as emotions swelled there was little time to think, only feel, leaving the audience almost as breathless as the artists. Besides Ms. Baras, José Serrano hands in a hypnotic performance. A huge bravo for giving this classical art form a nouveau twist, worthy of the international stage. Thru Sunday January 11, 2015. Sara Baras, Ballet Flamenco. Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

B.P.James

2 thoughts on “Ballet Flamenco

  1. Thanks for posting this Linda. I’ve seen Sara Baras perform before and her show is always jaw dropping amazing. And because it’s dance / theater it speaks to all languages!

  2. Sounds fabulous! We enjoyed flamenco in Spain this year but I’d love to see this production. I hope you’re able to attend.

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