Sara Baras receives the prestigious ‘Olivier Award 2020’
Last night was the opening of the eighteenth edition of Flamenco Festival London 2023 with the performance of the show ‘Alma’ by Sara Baras at the legendary Sadler’s Wells in London; a reference of the performing arts in Europe and in particular of contemporary dance.
Sara Baras, like the biggest stars, has an innate ability to connect with her audience, so the audience that gathered at the theater on Rosevery Ave was not going to be an exception. In front of a packed theater, Baras once again gave a magical evening, full of feeling and emotion.
At the end of the performance, the dancer from Cadiz was visibly moved, as she received from Sir Alistair Spalding (artistic director and CEO of Sadler’s Wells Theatre), and Hannah Essex (co-CEO of Society of London Theatre) the ‘Olivier Award 2020’ as best dance performer for her show ‘Sombras’; programmed during 2019 in London, also within the framework of Flamenco Festival.
The award could not be collected at the time due to the security conditions required by the global pandemic of COVID-19. An act that served as an exquisite colophon to the first night that the flamenco artist has been on the boards of Sadler’s, with which the idyll will continue for four more nights, until July 9.
It is hard to imagine a more splendid starting point for the festival.
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