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María Pagés Compañía

Una oda al tiempo

“The leading innovator of modern flamenco lets her imagination soar” — The New York Times

Working with her longtime collaborator El Arbi El Harti, Pagés’s swift and incisive choreography draws from a variety of flamenco styles, weaving her artform with a multitude of texts, images, and movement languages referencing Stravinsky, Picasso, Fosse, Borges, and Plato. An Ode to Time is set to original music—with vocals accompanying violin, cello, and Spanish guitar—and exposes organic truths about flamenco.

In a script that goes beyond the traditional flamenco dramaturgy, the rhythm sought in An Ode to Time is precisely the one that reflects on it’s changing and polymorphous condition. The chorographical sequences are swift, shear and are done and undone almost in the same rhythmic way of a slide projector. The constant tension between the individual and the community is sought, the circle and the straight line, the argument and the abstraction, the silence and the percussion.

María Pagés Compañía

“It turned the physically towering, tremendously high-spirited Pagés into a feminist heroine”

The Times (UK)

“The leading innovator of modern flamenco lets her imagination soar”

The New York Times