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flamenco: sara de luis in traviata

I don’t know much about Flamenco, but I did once get to show Sara de Luis around Seattle Opera’s offices. She wore a long scarf trailing off one shoulder, which meant that I had to walk a full six feet behind her. That was fine. Pretty much everyone in the world should walk in this woman’s wake. Oh, my, was she charming!

I just noticed she’s listed as choreographer and principal dancer of Seattle Opera’s Traviata, which opens October 17. As if the fine singing and gorgeous costumes weren’t enough to tempt people to the theater…

Here is De Luis dancing a tango solo in Homenage ’97. You miss the total power she wields through her living presence, but it’ll give you an idea at least.

De Luis is on PNB’s faculty.