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WORLD PREMIERE. Hailed by critics everywhere for its transcendent and deeply emotional performances, Noche Flamenca is one of the most authentic flamenco companies in the world today, and Soledad Barrio is its star. Now, in a unique creative partnership, this remarkable company joins with acclaimed American theater director Lee Breuer to create a new work, Antigona, based on Sophocles’ ancient Greek heroine. Combining live music, song, and dance, Noche Flamenca’s Antigona will bring the fiery, expressive nature of flamenco to one of the world’s great tragedies in an evening-length work that promises to be both gripping and intensely moving. The UW World Series is proud to host Noche Flamenca in a creative development residency and to present Antigona in its world premiere. Antigona will be performed in Spanish with English supertitles.
“There has been no company I have been so glad to discover as Noche Flamenca and, above all, its lead dancer, Soledad Barrio. I can think of no current ballet star in the world as marvelous as she.” —Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times
The presentation of Antigona by Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Traffic Alert for Saturday: a recently rescheduled Husky football game beginning at 7:45pm will cause some traffic delays and limited parking on Saturday. Parking will be set aside for ticket holders. If you wish to park in the Central Plaza Garage, please go to Gate 1 located at NE 41st Street and 15th Ave NE. Please notify the gate attendant that you are attending a performance at Meany Hall. Gate attendant will direct you to free reserved parking area within the Central Parking garage for patrons attending Noche Flamenca.
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