Medusa: Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras

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The Medusa flamenco show features a new, unique theme each year based on plays inspired by Greek mythology and history. Co-produced by the Merida International Festival and the Peralada Festival, this year’s show brings Sara Baras, the world’s greatest dancer, to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.

This remarkable artist, who will be appearing here with 40 contributors, has performed with some of the greatest names like José Carreras, Paco de Lucía, Carlos Saura, Raphael, Chavela Vargas, Alejandro Sanz, Ainhoa Arteta and Isabel Rey, and she has won 50 national and international dance awards. She is both a dancer and choreographer, and she is also the name behind Medusa’s stage direction, libretto, choreography and lighting. She will also be presenting this show at the Roman Odeon of Patras and at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall.
According to the myth, Medusa was one of three gorgon sisters and a beautiful priestess in the temple of the goddess Athena. One day Poseidon, enchanted by her beauty, raped her. The goddess, being unable to punish Poseidon himself, turned Medusa into a monster so hideous that just one look at her was enough to turn anybody into stone. The one who finally managed to kill her was Perseus, who then placed her gorgon head before the goddess’ shield.

José Serrano plays the role of Perseus / Contributors: María Jesús García, Rosario Pedraja, Carmen Camacho, Cristina Aldón, Tamara Macías, Daniel Saltares, David Martín, Alejandro Rodríguez, Raúl Fernández, Manuel Ramírez / Guitar: Keko Baldomero, Andrés Martínez / Cello: Ivo Cortés / Percussion instruments: Antonio Suárez, Manuel Muñoz “Pájaro”.


Additional Info

Date: Monday, 15 September 2014
End Date: Monday, 15 September 2014
Categories: Dance
Address: Pedestrian Dionysius Arepagitou, Makrygiannni
District: Central Athens
Phone: 210 32 41 807

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