SPA17 Sara Baras: Voices18th April, 2017
If you have ever felt like you don’t quite understand the art of flamenco, watch Sara Baras: Voices to learn everything you need to know. Sara Baras is a living legend Spain, a diminutive dancer with an unparalleled skill and passion for flamenco. This documentary takes us inside the preparations for her most recent creative work “Voces”; a tribute to the history of flamenco and the great artists who have preceded and inspired her, a work that has toured around the world including to Melbourne in 2016.
“Voces is born out of the freedom of a flamenco heart,” says Baras, “A heart that dances to its own music, that beats to its own rhythm.” Such a philosophy has come to define the career of Baras, and the documentary takes us through her history as a ground-breaking pioneer. Her rule-breaking path through the traditional world of flamenco is aptly portrayed in “Voces”, a flamenco show about flamenco masters who were revolutionary and criticized in their time and yet are exalted today.
During the world tour of her show through Spain, France, Mexico and the United States, we get to know Sara Baras, as her art, her personality and her values contrast with these very diverse societies. We also discover, beyond Sara’s relationship with the traditions of flamenco, that in our everyday lives we must all choose whether we accept the established world or if we decide to change it. Playing in the Spanish Film Festival in Australia, 2017.