Monthly Archives: October 2010

Alumni in the News: Katia Lom (Class of 2006) opens in London

Katia’s latest London performance of “Elvis I Love You” on Thursday 18 November as part of an evening that was curated at Rich Mix
entitled “The Feminine Body”, which will also see work by choreographers Kamala Devam and Niall Cullen (Preface Morn).

Following a great reception in London at The Place at the Resolution! platform earlier this year, “Elvis I Love You” went on to be performed at the Siobhan Davies Studios, the West London Synagogue and St-Paul’s Church in Bristol.

Marking the 75th Anniversary of Elvis Presley’s birth this year, “Elvis I Love You” pays tribute to The King and sees five performers rediscover a passion for dance and love.  “Imagine Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker having a pink-toned fever-dream … and you’ll have an inkling” (Donald Hutera – *Dance Europe*).

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The William J. Cooper Foundation and the Department of Music and Dance present SOLEDAD BARRIO AND NOCHE FLAMENCA

The Department of Music and Dance at Swarthmore College and the William J. Cooper Foundation will present SOLEDAD BARRIO AND NOCHE FLAMENCA on Friday, October 29th, 2010 at 8PM in the Lang Performing Arts Center’s Pearson-Hall Theater.  The event will be free and open to the public without reservations.

Founded in 1997 by Martin Santangelo and his wife, Soledad Barrio, the award-winning SOLEDAD BARRIO AND NOCHE FLAMENCA is Spain’s most successful and authentic flamenco touring company.  Performances feature Soledad Barrio, who has received awards for her riveting performances in over twelve countries including the prestigious Bessie Award from New York City.  Soledad Barrio was born and lives in Madrid, Spain and has appeared with many notable flamenco companies throughout her career including Ballet Espanol de Paco Romero, Cristobal Reyes, and El Toleo.  She has performed throughout the world with artists such as Alenjandro Granados, Isabel Bayón, Jesus Torres, Rafael Campallo, Belen Maya and numerous others.

All aspects of flamenco: dance, song, and music, are integrated and given equal weight in the presentations of SOLEDAD BARRIO AND NOCHE FLAMENCA, creating a true communal spirit within the company that reflects the very heart and soul of flamenco. Flamenco’s cultural heritage includes the music and rhythms of the ancient Romans and the folk music of the Gypsies, Jews and Arabs who fled expulsion into Andalucia, Spain during the tumultuous Middle Ages.  Flamenco, as we know it today, evolved slowly over time until the 19th century, when it rapidly gained in artistic stature as well as popularity. Under the artistic direction of Martin Santangelo and Soledad Barrio, NOCHE FLAMENCA draws on the rich traditions of flamenco music and dance, offering audiences the unique opportunity to feel the emotional impact of this ancient art.  SOLEDAD BARRIO AND NOCHE FLAMENCA is recognized as one of the most exciting flamenco companies in the field today. The company brings to the stage the essence, purity, and integrity of one of the world’s most complex and mysterious art forms.

SOLEDAD BARRIO AND NOCHE FLAMENCA will hold a Lecture/Demonstration in the LPAC Pearson-Hall Theater (Mainstage) on Thursday October 28th at 10AM.  Please contact Susan Grossi (, Administrative Assistant for Music and Dance in LPAC 004 or at x2019 for more information.

SOLEDAD BARRIO AND NOCHE FLAMENCA will also host a Master Class in the LPAC Boyer Dance Studio (LPAC 003) on Thursday October 28th at 4:30PM. This event is free and open to students, but please contact Professor Kim Arrow ( at x8670 or Susan Grossi ( Administrative Assistant for Music and Dance in LPAC 004 at x2019 to reserve a space.

For further information about these events, contact Tara Webb at 610-328-8260 or