Sara Baras Biography

Sara Pereyra Baras (Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain, April 25, 1971). Best known by her stage name Sara Baras is a Flemish dancer, recognized worldwide as a talented Dancer and Choreographer.


Likewise, his Company Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras, founded in 1999, is listed as one of the best ballets of this genre, where they already have nine works that have become a success.

Also in her career she has won numerous awards and recognitions among which the Unesco World Daughter of Cadiz was recognized in 2006, while becoming the first woman of flamenco to be integrated into the World Philatelic Exhibition, which it was held in Madrid and showed a limited edition of stamps showing the effigy of this dancer. Also, Sara Baras is a National Dance Award in Spain, an award she received in 2003.

Sara Baras was born on April 25, 1971 in the city of Cadiz, Spain, in the marriage between marine colonel Cayetano Pereira and his wife María de la Concepción Baras Herrera (Concha Baras) also a very talented dancer.

When Sara turned eight, the family moved to the city of San Fernando, where the mother opened her own flamenco school, of which Sara became a student, being one of the most disciplined.

In 1981, at just ten years old, he was already enlivening the dinners and gala events of senior militia officials. At that time he also managed to enter Los Niños de la Tertulia Flamenca, a group that gives him the opportunity to perform on various stages in Barcelona, and even allowed him to dance before Queen Sofia.

With a great talent for dancing, she feels in her teens wanting to dare to dance alone, yet her mother cuts out her cravings, advising him to wait a little longer.

Professional dancer

Sara Baras continues a few more years with her training and presentations, until at seventeen her mother allowed her to fulfill her desire. This dancer then manages to make her debut at the Teatro Alameda in Cádiz. He quickly began to share the stage with the greatest flamenco musicians such as Tomatito, Manuela Carrasco and the Camarón de la Isla himself.

At the age of 24 he joined the Company of Manuel Morao, where he was allowed to dance alone. He participated in 1989 in the Flamenco Alhambra Festival in Granada. Also, that same year he won her first award by receiving the First Prize “Young People” awarded by the Spanish television. At this time he shared the stage with her mother, Concha Baras and Joselito Fernández in the montage Leyendas.

International scenarios

The following year he left for Japan where for six months he performed at the El Flamenco room in Tokyo. In 1991 he moved to France, where he performed at the Theatre of Eduard VII in Paris as part of the Company of Manuel Morao. The following year he performed solo (without leaving her dance company) to the Dance Biennale held in Lyon. He formed an artistic partnership with Javier Barón, and together they performed at the Palacio de Congresos in the French capital. In 1992, she danced with Morao’s company at the Auditorio de la Cartuja as part of Expo 92. Later that year, she also performed in New York City, where she danced at the Town Hall Theater.

In 1994 he joined Paco Peña’s company, with which he toured several European countries. He participated in the Flamenco Biennial of Seville.

However, the real rise of her career was about to happen. In 1996, Sara Baras had the opportunity to participate in the production Gitano, together with Antonio Canales, who was at the highest point of her career as a dancer. The duo created by Baras y Canales produced a show that marveled at the audience, so they continued to dance together for the next three years.

Sara Baras Flamenco Ballet Company

In 1997, Sara Baras took advantage of the suspension of the play La Cinderella, which she starred with Canales to leave the duo and open her own flamenco ballet. Sara Baras christened her company as Compañía Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras and took her to debut at the XXXVII National Festival of Cante de las Minas, where it was very well received by the public.

The following year he presented the first work of her Company, which was titled Sensaciones. Likewise, in 1999, she premiered at the Teatro Villamarte de Jeréz, the production Dreams, a work that gave her great prestige as a dancer and director.

Baras then decided to bring to the stage the lives of the most representative heroines in European history. This project is realized in 2000 when he presented with her company the piece Juana La Loca, with which he won three Max awards. Two years later, he premiered with her Company, at the XII Flamenco Biennial, the piece Mariana Pineda, based on the work of Federico García Lorca, directed by Lluís Pasqual and with music by Manolo Sanlúcar. This work made her worthy of the National Dance Award in 2003.

The success of her shows has led her to perform on the main stages of the United States, Europe and Latin America, as well as to receive numerous awards and recognitions. Her Company also has the works Sabores (2005); Carmen (2007); Essence (2009); La Pepa (2013); Medusa (2014) and Voices (2015).

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Sara Baras Biography
Source: Education  
August 22, 2019


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