“La Tania herself is a paradox…an Old World flamenco dancer with New World openness.”
Gilles Kennedy, The Japan Times
“Cortès and La Tania represent the new face of flamenco: both seeking new expressions, both true to their huge inheritance.” Gilles Kennedy, The Japan Times
“Tania fue la que mejor se desenvolvió en el escenario, cuajando en la suguiriya momentos de gran belleza formal.”
(“Tania was the best to perform on the stage, bringing together in the siguiriya moments of great and serious beauty.”)
Joaquin Albaicin, ABC Madrid
"LaTania stirred the audience to roars of approval..."
Jennifer Dunning, New York Times
"Perfect technical performance and feeling for rhythm... Beautiful hands, lyrical perfection that is very demanding of the female flamenco dancer."
Aad Hizer, NRC Handelsblad, Holland
"This master of flamenco is lit from within, and even her smallest gestures the flick of a wrist, the slight roll of her head – are thrilling to watch. She appears in total command of her material, creating tension with enraptured pauses and telling a story with stillness as well as with her gorgeously executed flourishes of movement."
Rachel Levin, ExploreDance.com
"La Tania is the genuine article, an artist who combines exceptional physical allure, immense authority and the gift for the spontaneous gesture that distinguishes the finest flamenco specialists."
Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Examiner
"Tania, una joven bailaora de hermosa estampa, que en las siguiriyas y las cantiñas demostró hallarse preparada para hacer baile de contenido hondo."
("Tania, a young dancer of beautiful appearance, demonstrated in the siguiriyas and cantiñas that she is prepared to perform dance of deep content." )
Angel Alvarez Caballero, El Pais, Madrid
"La Tania's combination of restraint and release are capable of unleashing the extraordinary...clean, furious, incessant...La Tania made grace and beauty the defining features..."
David Gere, Los Angeles Times
“La Tania brings an unusually sweet voluptuousness to flamenco.”
Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times
“La Tania is an articulate, intelligent master at what she does…her lyricism is her great gift.”
Gilles Kennedy, The Japan Times
"...Iridescent...La Tania is a magnetic figure of many moods."
Paul Hertelendy, Mercury News
“With star performer La Tania the inward was expressed in a pure and classical style: undulations, marvelously ornate hands, smoldering looks and sudden outbursts. Her dances flowed seamlessly.”
Margaret Putnam, The Dallas Morning News
"But it is Alas al Viento (Wings to the Wind) that is unforgettable. The lights come up on La Tania dressed in white, seated in profile on a chair. She doesn’t even need to move, she already emanates an expectant air that instantly commands your attention. Slowly she begins to move one arm, then the other. Like an undulating cobra she hypnotises you into submission. She unwinds her shawl and as she turns it wafts around her, then she is twirling it like a lariat, fringe flying and just maybe she will take off into the air. Her radiant face changes expression as she discovers new ways to play with the shapes the shawl can make, as well as the possibilities of her train. Even the elegance with which she scoops it up to better show her footwork is exquisite."
Aimee Tsao, Dancetabs.com
"A relatively recent phenomenon is dancers and companies who rethink their heritage and reframe it into the kind of individual expression that Western art encourages... Another is La Tania Baile Flamenco, whose Tierra translated the quintessential male farruca into a women's dance. The trio became a striking expression of female power — rigorous and utterly convincing."
San Francisco Bay Guardian
"Every step from the flamenco dancer [La Tania], in addition to being an incredible display of athleticism and coordination, is flush -- the tonation is constant like only the best marching snare or drumset players are capable of. The audience watches in stunned silence... From the second that last tap hits and final poses are taken, the place erupts. If everyone wasn't already standing, they are now."
Nathan Mattise, SF Weekly
"Onstage, Tania seems larger than life.... A powerful command suffuses her dancing..."
Mary Ellen Hunt, San Francisco Chronicle