Ballet Flamenco SARA BARAS
Medusa, la guardiana
Tuesday, August 26, 10:00 p.m.
Direction, script and choreography: Sara Baras
Music: Keko Baldomero
Guest artist: José Serrano
Lighting design: Sara Baras
Stage design: Ras Artesanos
Costume design: Sara Baras
Medusa: Sara Baras
Perseo: José Serrano (featuring his own choreographies)
Choreography assistant: María Jesús García
María Jesús García Oviedo
María del Rosario Pedraja
Carmen Camacho Cristina Aldón
Music direction: Keko Baldomero
Guitar: Keko Baldomero y Andrés Martínez
Singing: Saúl Quirós, Emilio Florido
Percussion: Antonio Suárez, Manuel Muñoz Pájaro
[/one_third] [two_third last=»yes»] Sara Baras was born in San Fernando, Cádiz (Andalusia) in 1971. She took her first steps in dancing at her mother’s dancing school, Concha Baras Academy. Although she received lessons from renowned dance instructors such as Ciro, Manolete and ‘El Güito’, Ms. Baras recognizes her mother as her mentor and the most influential force in her professional career.
Ms. Baras began her artistic journey at the age of 18, becoming an essential part of the Spanish flamenco dancing companies. The best bailaores [flamenco dancers] and choreographers wanted to have her on their shows. She became a regular on works by other artists such as Antonio Canales, Eduardo Serrano ‘El Güito’, Rancapino and Family, Merche Esmeralda, Javier Barón, Paco Peña, Paco Moyano, and Manuel Morao.
Ms. Baras formed her own company – Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras– in 1998 after 10 years dancing with flamenco greats. The company created breathtaking shows, such as the remarkable ‘Sensaciones’ or ‘Sueños’ and two huge productions that premiered at the Bienal de Flamenco in Seville: ‘Juana la Loca, winner of 3 Max Awards; and ‘Maria Pineda’. These two productions would bring her the National Dancing Prize later in 2003.
Sara Baras has spread her art across the most relevant venues worldwide. Her show ‘Sabores’ premiered in 2005 at the Theatre des Champs Elysées in Paris. One year later, the Festival Cap Roig was chosen to showcase the premiere of her collaboration with tenor Josep Carreras. The production ‘Baras-Carreras’ paid tribute to influential Spanish composers, such as Isaac Albéniz and Manuel de Falla, and highlighted Federico García Lorca’s poems. Her ‘Carmen’ was first performed at Gran Teatre Liceu in Barcelona in 2007. Artists such as Paco de Lucía, Javier Ruibal and José Carlos Gómez joined her on that occasion.
Sara Baras will feature her new show ‘Medusa’ at Flamenco on Fire. ‘Medusa’ embodies purity as a beautiful vestal at the temple of Athena – Goddess of War. The amazing skills and breathtaking beauty of ‘Medusa’ are coveted by many jealous suitors such as Poseidon, ’God of the Sea’, among others. [/two_third]