María Pagés Compañía

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“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

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.