Photo by  Chris Bennion

Photo by Chris Bennion


Under the direction of Martín Santangelo, the award-winning Noche Flamenca has become one of the world’s most successful touring companies. Formed in 1993 by Santangelo and his Bessie award-winning wife, Soledad Barrio, the company performs regularly in New York City and tours worldwide, including Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Egypt and throughout Europe, North America, Australia and Canada.

Hailed by critics everywhere for its transcendent and deeply emotional performances, Noche Flamenca is recognized as the most authentic flamenco touring company in the field today, expressing the rigorous, spell-binding aesthetic of flamenco that exceeds the highest artistic expectations. Santangelo has successfully brought to the stage the essence, purity, and integrity of one of the world’s most complex and mysterious art forms. All aspects of flamenco—dance, song, and music—are interrelated and given equal weight creating a true communal spirit within the company: the very heart and soul of flamenco.

In support of its mission to educate and enlighten audiences about flamenco, in addition to its performance repertory, the company offers extensive residency programs that reach out to people of all ages.

Noche Flamenca’s achievements have been recognized with awards from the National Dance Project, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the MAP Fund and the Lucille Lortel Award for Special Theatrical Experience, among others.

Last updated: February 2017


Blake Zidell