Northrop Dance and The O'Shaughnessy Present WOMEN OF SUBSTANCE in MN, 10/3

Northrop Dance and The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University Present Women of Substance by Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca in its MN debut. The performance will tkae place Wed, Oct 3, 2012, 7:30 pm at The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University.

Inspired by Rosa, Soledad's mother, the term "Quebradas" literally translates into "women turning oneself inside out." It is also a flamenco dance term that refers to a dance move that only women perform, which requires a woman to perform with her chest off its axis.

The piece will feature three women and original music.

At its essence, the piece is about the repression of women, how they find strength within themselves and with each other, independent of men. The piece will be a tribute to all mothers and women.


Quebradas - Inspired by Rosa
Choreography by Martín Santangelo and Soledad Barrio

Under the direction of Martín Santangelo, the award-winning Noche Flamenca has become Spain's most successful touring company. Formed in 1993 by Santangelo and his Bessie award-winning wife, Soledad Barrio, The company regularly tours throughout the globe. Performance highlights in North America include Berkeley's Cal Performances, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, the Ravinia Festival, the American Dance Festival, Wolf Trap, and the Hollywood Bowl, among others. Internationally, The company has appeared on stages in Australia, New Zealand, Greece, and Egypt, among other countries. Hailed by critics everywhere for its transcendent and deeply emotional performances, Noche Flamenca is recognized as the most authentic flamenco touring company in the field today. All aspects of flamenco, dance, song, and music, are interrelated and given equal weight in the presentations of Noche Flamenca, creating a true communal spirit within The company - the very heart and soul of flamenco.

Martín Santangelo (Artistic Director) formed Noche Flamenca in 1993 with his wife and fellow flamenco dancer, Solédad Barrio. Under Santangelo's direction, Noche Flamenca is recognized as the world's leading flamenco company. The company tours to theaters throughout the globe, offering audiences the opportunity to experience the authenticity of this ancient form.

In 1993, Soledad Barrio founded Noche Flamenca with her husband, Martin Santangelo (Artistic Director). The company has proven to be an exceptional vehicle for Soledad to develop as an artist. With Noche, she has performed for audiences around the globe, including performances in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Canada, Mexico, and extensively throughout the United States. In 2001, she was awarded a BESSIE (The New York Dance and Performance Awards) for Outstanding Creative Achievement – the first to be awarded to a flamenco dancer.

Tickets: Adult $18, $25, $31; Senior 65+/Student/UMN or SCU Community $14, $21, $27. Tickets include a $2 restoration fee. For more information, visit

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