Z SPACE and piece by piece productions present:

Soledad Barrio & Noche flamenca "ANTIgona"

Feb 4 - 26 on Z Space's Main Stage
Running Time 90 min., no intermission

Sophocles' Antigone was the first female heroine written for the stage. She was not afraid to show her strength, her pain, and her passion; all attributes that are deep at the heart of flamenco.

In Antigona, Noche Flamenca transforms the classic play into a virtuoso flamenco masterpiece.  Honoring the Greek tradition of sung poetry and musical accompaniment, Noche Flamenca's Artistic Director Martín Santangelo studied the poetry of Sophocles, then translated and re-wrote the text into lyrics. It was created in collaboration with his wife and principal dancer, Soledad Barrio, who plays the title role.

The themes in the work include catharsis, issues of dictatorship, repression, loss, the strength of family, and female empowerment; strong themes not only in Sophocles, but also in flamenco.


“The audience doesn’t just see “Antigona.” They hear, feel and experience it in a visceral, prismatically faceted way…[Soledad Barrio] carves out her character’s steel-spined determination, proud defeat and grim death with a master sculptor’s precision.” —Steven Winn, The San Francisco Chronicle

“Never, until I saw Santangelo’s ensemble, their heels stamping, their arms cutting through the air, had I seen a chorus whose physical force could support the fate-heavy songs that Sophocles wrote for his plays. As for Barrio, though she spoke rarely, dancing seemed better than words: no rhetoric, no explanations, but just passion, majesty, absorption.”
—Joan Acocella, The New Yorker

"Soledad Barrio is a force of nature."
—Gia Kourlas, The New York Times


Lyrics Adapted & Written by
Martín Santangelo

Produced by
Sharon Levy
Dovetail Productions, Inc.

Costume Design
Soledad Barrio
Olivera Gajic

Production Design
S. Benjamin Farrar

Tour Manager
Carlos Perez Vega

Stage Manager
Rossana Otero

Mask Artisan
Sydney Moffat


Adapted and Directed by
Martín Santangelo

Soledad Barrio

Additional Choreography
Isabel Bayon

Consulting Director
Lee Breuer

Mask Design Based on the Work of
Mary Frank

Eugenio Iglesias, Salva de Maria, & Martín Santangelo

Vocal Arrangements
Eugenio Iglesias, Salva de Maria, & Martín Santangelo 

Assistant to the Director
Marina Scannell

Artistic Consultant
Gabriela Goldin Garcia 

Original Text