- Chan Centre Presents
- Noche Flamenca’s Antigona
Noche Flamenca’s Antigona
Antigona unites two fierce forms, flamenco and ancient Greek tragedy, to tell the story of one woman’s principled defiance of authority and quest to honour her late brother with a proper burial, regardless of the consequences. Adapted by Noche Flamenca’s artistic director Martin Santangelo from Sophocles’ Antigone, the multi-media piece blends a theatrical sensibility, visual artistry, live music, thrilling flamenco dance, and poetic surtitles into a masterful whole that examines repression, heroism, loss, and female empowerment, with tragic intensity.
Formed in 1993 by Santangelo and his wife, Bessie Award-winning dancer Soledad Barrio, New York-based Noche Flamenca uses song, music, and dance to express the spell-binding aesthetic of flamenco at its highest level. The power, passion, and expansive emotion that typify the art form are embodied in Barrio, a dancer of exceptional ardour and grace. Don’t miss this poignant, multidisciplinary triumph.
There will be a free pre-show talk with Hallie Marshall in the Chan Centre’s Royal Bank Cinema at 6:15pm, for concert ticket holders only. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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