Dance review: Flamenco diva Sara Baras sets stage on fire with ‘Voces’

March 13, 2015 4:14 PM

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Dance review: Flamenco diva Sara Baras sets stage on fire with ‘Voces’

Flamenco Sara Baras’ work Voces, Suite Flamenca is meant as a tribute to six great bygone flamenco artists. But the real star of this piece, playing through Saturday at the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall, is Baras herself, whose spectacular technique and riveting charisma in Voces show her to be a worthy candidate as one of flamenco’s all-time greats herself. Certainly the sold-out audience at Thursday night’s show, the sole offering on this year’s Flamenco Festival Miami, seemed to think so.

The show that surrounds her, however, doesn’t live up to its ambitious concept. Our sense of what made guitarists Paco de Lucia and Moraito, singers Camaron De La Isla and Enrique Morente, and dancers Antonio Gades and Carmen Amaya so extraordinary remains as vague as the indecipherably fuzzy record...

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