Flamenco Festival 2009: Isabel Bayon Company and Noche Flamenca
February 13 - February 15, 2009
With a career spanning more than thirty years, Isabel Bayon is widely considered the definitive flamenco dancer, known for her elegant and passionate performances. Her program, La Puerta Abierta (The Open Door) captures the essence and soul of flamenco and features five musicians, including the renowned singer Terremoto, son of the legendary Terremoto de Jerez and a major figure in cante flamenco. Madrid's Noche Flamenca celebrates the essence, purity and integrity of flamenco. The company has been hailed internationally for its transcendent and deeply emotional performances and is recognized as the most authentic flamenco touring ensemble in the field today. Lead dancer Soledad Barrio has won awards from more than a dozen countries for excellence in dance and is considered one of the greatest performers of our time. "I can think of no current dancer in the world as marvelous as she" (New York Times).