Flamenco diva Sara Baras pays homage to the past

March 6, 2015 12:00 AM

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Flamenco diva Sara Baras pays homage to the past

If any dancer in Spain has achieved the status of a cultural icon, it is Sara Baras. She is the female answer to media sensation Joaquín Cortés, embraced not just in the dance world, but by television, fashion and film. Two years ago, Mattel even crafted a Barbie doll in her image.

With feet like jackhammers, arms that would be the envy of Michelle Obama and a back as supple as a swan’s neck, her body seems to have been handcrafted for flamenco. She can embody sultry sophistication in one moment and in the next turn on an unaffected charm as warm as the summer breeze in her ho...

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