We review the life of one of our most international dancers, the great Sara Baras. Get to know her in this post
Sara Baras is one of the most outstanding dancers today. She was born in Cádiz in 1971 and moved with her family to San Fernando when she was 8 years old. Sara always had an approach to dance thanks to the teaching of her main teacher, Concha Baras, her mother. It was in Concha's dance school that she began to dance. She also received instruction from other greats such as Manolete, Ciro, El Güito and Dania González.
At the age of 14 she joined the Manuel Morao Company and performed at the Alhambra 89 Flamenco Theatre Festival in Granada. That same year, he was awarded the First Prize "Gente Joven" by TVE. In 1991, together with this company, she performed for two months at the Eduard VII Theatre in Paris.
He founded his own dance company in 1998, with which he has produced 13 shows and performed more than 4,000 performances around the world. Her productions are the most seen and highest grossing dance shows in Spain year after year, according to the annual reports of the Sociedad General de Autores.
The debut of Sara Baras' company
In April 1998, she made her debut at the Auditorio de Murcia with her company of seven dancers and seven musicians, in addition to herself, with a show called Sensaciones, a journey through the different flamenco palos (forms). That same month she took part in the programme La Huella de España, organised by the SGAE for the celebration of the Acts of Cuba. In June of the same year, he performed with his company at the Evian Festival conducted by maestro Rostropóvich.
In September 1998, the Sara Baras Flamenco Ballet premiered a show dedicated to Cadiz, Cadiz - The Island, at the Maestranza Theatre in Seville. During the same year, Sara presented "Algo más que Flamenco" on TVE 2.
Worldwide recognition of Sara Baras
In 1999 she premiered the show "Sueños". While dancing Juana La Loca, she created and rehearsed her next show, Mariana Pineda. She danced in concerts with Chavela Vargas, in the house where Federico García Lorca was born in the Huerta de San Vicente in Granada, the Teatro Falla in Cádiz, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, La Alhóndiga in Guanajuato, the Bogotá Theatre Festival and the Luna Park in Buenos Aires.
He has won more than 50 national and international awards and recognitions. With more than three decades of artistic career, he has ventured into film, television, and, above all, on the boards of the world's most renowned theatres, such as the Sadler's Wells in London, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Opera House in Sydney, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Teatro Real in Madrid, among many others.
In 2020 she presents "Sombras", a show with which she has been on the bill for the longest time.
Works produced by Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras:
1998 Cádiz-La Isla
2000 Juana la Loca
2002 Mariana Pineda
2012 La Pepa