Formed in 1993 by Martín Santangelo and dancer Soledad Barrio, Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca has been hailed by critics everywhere. Born out of passion and the desire to
present the authentic form of flamenco to audiences throughout the globe they have become known for their transcendent and deeply emotional performances.
Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca is noted for creating a diverse theatrical body of work that expresses the rigorous, spellbinding aesthetic of flamenco that exceeds the highest artistic expectations.
Santangelo has successfully brought to the stage the essence, purity, and integrity of one of the world’s most complex and mysterious art forms without the use of tricks or gimmicks. All aspects of flamenco, dance, song, and music are interrelated and given equal weight, creating a true communal spirit within the company; the very heart and soul of flamenco.
Performance highlights include regular seasons in New York City, performing at Lincoln Center, the Joyce Theater, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, and others.Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca also tours extensively across the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Argentina, and Australia.
In support of its mission to educate and divulge Spanish culture and the art form of flamenco, the company offers extensive residency programs and classes catered
to people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds.
Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca has been recognized with awards from the National Dance Project, the MAP Fund, and the National Endowment for the Arts. They have also received the Lucille Lortel Award for Special Theatrical Experience, an Exceptional Artist Award for Soledad Barrio from Dance Magazine, the Vilcek Prize in Dance, a Bessie Award for Outstanding Performer at the Joyce Theater and a Bessie Award for Exceptional Artist.