The vivid, emotional Spanish art form known as flamenco — which includes interrelated elements of dance, song and instrumental music — is the focus of the performances of Noche Flamenca, a touring company that visits the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19.
Formed in 1993 by artistic director Martin Santangelo and his wife, dancer Soledad Barrio, Noche Flamenca regularly tours the globe, and is one of Spain’s most famous artistic exports. Noche Flamenca performs regular seasons in New York City and Buenos Aires, and also gives performances in Greece and Egypt as well as annual tours to North America. The company visited Australia in 2002 and 2009.
Tickets are $35-$58 general, $17.50-$29 students, available at www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787. A post-performance chat with the artists will be moderated by Henry Spiller, associate professor of music at UC Davis, and Anthony Dumas, an ethnomusicology Ph.D. candidate in the UCD music department.