Never, until I saw Santangelo’s ensemble, their heels stamping, their arms cutting through the air, had I seen a chorus whose physical force could support the fate-heavy songs that Sophocles wrote for his plays. As for Barrio, though she spoke rarely, dancing seemed better than words: no rhetoric, no explanations, but just passion, majesty, absorption.
"Antigona, From Noche Flamenca, Pairs Rhythmic Dance With Greek Drama" [NYT Critics' Pick] [The New York Times]"This Flamenco Antigona Earns a Stamp of Approval" [The Village Voice]
"Using Flamenco to Remix Sophocles' Antigone" [The Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC]
***** (five star review, Helen Shaw) [Time Out New York]
"A Greek Tragedy Becomes a Spanish Dance" [TDF Stages]
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