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 María Pagés Compañía

Does María Pagés dance? Planted, just as any other human being, on the earth we tread, she differs from us in that the ground - where her feet start to draw out questions and answers - is not just the essential base that assures that the movement will not be interrupted with each forward movement or withdrawal. With María Pagés, the floor mysteriously acquires a power of levitation, just as one could imagine the ground being able to detach itself from the Earth and dissolve into the air, to follow the roads her arms lead her along. It is known that the genius of Dance lives in María Pagés, we all know this and we proclaim it. But there is more to this woman; she dances and by doing that, she moves everything that surrounds her.

Neither the sky nor the earth rest unchanged after María Pagés has danced.

José Saramago (Nobel Prize for Literature)

 

If there is something that defines María Pagés’ multi-facetted creativity, it is her deeply rooted sense of the ethics of culture. She creates because she is convinced that Art – in its essence and the emotion that produces it – is a deep commitment to life and memory, in an organic sense.

 

Modernity, for this Sevillian artiste -a natural iconoclast that has made Flamenco her own poetic homeland- is Tradition in movement and the dynamics of our languages and ideas. Her creative and aesthetic contribution resides in her serenity, her ability to converse without complex in other languages, opening the door to the acceptance of Flamenco’s mythical hospitality. Making use of the fundamental codes of the Flamenco language and doing research within herself and without, Pagés has proved to be a pioneer in the understanding of Flamenco as an art in evolution, contemporary and alive.

 

Her choreographies have overcome cultural differences, convinced, as she is, that the dialogue between different artistic languages can only favor a better comprehension of the organic truths that are to be found in art and life.

 

Yo, Carmen

María Pagés embarks us on a genuinely feminine ad- venture, in ten pictures, made up of eight dancers –both female and male– and seven musicians, both classical and Flamenco, playing live.


In I, Carmen , a woman opens up her emotions and intelligence, as if it were a fan. This is a potent narrati- ve: she uses solos and choral choreographies stitched together in an artisan fashion, so giving expression to her wisdom and her contradictions, her loves and heart- breaks, her strength and weakness, her insecurity and dissatisfaction, her loneliness, her sensuality and her unattained gender equality, her maternity.


A female voice verbalizing a rebellion against the abuse of women, dependencies – a result of ancestral submission to social canons - traditions, religions, or against new beliefs, such as fashion, publicity or even freedom itself.

 

Upcoming Performances in 2017/2018

September 24th, 2017

Festival Cadences

Arcachon, France

November 1st, 2017

Bienal de Danza Cali

Cali, Colombia

November 4th and 5th, 2017

CA 660 | Centro de Artes 660

Las Condes, Santiago de Chile

February 15th to 17th, 2018

Sadler’s Wells

London, UK

February 23th, 2018

Teatre-Auditori Sant Cugat

Sant Cugat, Spain

February 24th, 2018

Centre Cultural Terrasa

Terrasa, Spain

February 27th to March 24th, 2018

UNAM – Palacio de Bellas Artes…

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