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Flamenco Comes To Life At KCC


Flamenco — the word itself conjures vibrant images of curvaceous Spanish women in red dresses dancing with castanets, the legendary Maria Callas performing Bizet’s “Habanera” from “Carmen,” or Gene Kelly dancing a romantic, high-flying number to Flamenco music in a bid to win the love of Kathryn Grayson in “Anchors Aweigh.”

Kingsborough Community College brings those facets of Flamenco to life, and more, as the Performing Arts Center (KPAC) presents the world-renowned Soledad Barrio’s Noche Flamenca in an exclusive Brooklyn engagement, April 29, at 8:00 p.m., as part of KPAC’s season of world-class dance, music, theatre, and family shows.

Hailed by critics as the most authentic flamenco touring company in the field today, Artistic Director Martin Santangelo brings to the stage “the essence, purity, and integrity of one of the world’s most complex and mysterious art forms.”

Dance, song, and music — all interrelated aspects of the Flamenco art form — will be given equal weight in the presentations.

Tickets for Soledad Barrio’s Noche Flamenca are $30 and are on sale now at KPAC (2001 Oriental Boulevard). Box office hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For more, call (718) 368-5596 or go to

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  1. Do not want.
    I’m Cash and Springsteen guy, can’t do Flamenco. I might get in to Flamenco by the poll…
    Worst 4/20 ever.

  2. All music has its place. Flamenco is just as valid as other music, and is worth hearing. But this is both music and dance, and while Johnny could snare you with a ballad he didn’t do much in the visual department. That wearing black stuff was rather teejus on the eyes.

  3. I would gladly give a credit where the credit is due but this one is all me.

    I’m glad I can impress you.

  4. Just curious how we went straight to Cash from Noche Flamenca? 🙂

    Check out the company that is widely considered to be the masters of the Flamenco form in this gorgeous video:

  5. I do hope that you read my earlier response as well.

    Perhaps in an alternative time line Johnny Cash became enthralled with flamenco music, and was responsible for it’s revived popularity in the late 1950s.

    Probably a little known fact, Nelson Rockefeller, four time governor of New York, and Vice President of the United States under Gerald Ford was a flamenco guitarist. One of my brothers was at party where he had brought his guitar and Rockefeller asked if he could play it. I was told he was quite impressive.

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