Sara Baras


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(b Cadiz, 25 Apr. 1971)

Spanish dancer, director, and choreographer. She trained with her mother Concha Baras; then in Madrid with Merche Esmeralda, Antonio Canales, and others. From early on she possessed an exceptional technical range, her dancing embracing both classical and contemporary styles, and possessing a power and speed of footwork usually associated with men. During the 1990s Baras performed with several companies in Spain and featured in Mike Figgis's film documentary Flamenco Women. She formed her own company in 1998, presenting her own choreography in works such as Suenos (1999), Sabores (2005), and Carmen (2007) and distancing herself from more traditional flamenco companies by her use of contemporary choreographic forms and staging.

Subjects: Dance.

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