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“In María Pagés there is the genius of dancing, we all know it and we proclaim it, but there is something else in this woman: she dances and, dancing, moves everything around her, neither the air nor the earth are the same after María Pagés has danced “.
José Saramago, Nobel Prize winner
An Ode to Time is a flamenco choreography about the ephemeral, the permanence and the eternity … With the accumulated professional and vital experience, and incorporating reflections of Plato, Margaret Yourcenar, Jorge Luis Borges, John Cage, Octavio Paz, Heidegger, Marcel Duchamps … María Pagés reflects on the implacable irreversibility of time over the body, desire, art and life. In this work of maturity, the Sevillian choreographer continues her permanent dialogue with the memory of flamenco dancing, which is her own memory. He does it serenely and without taboos to extract his best sap and interpret it from his singularity and his way of seeing and conceiving flamenco dance, choreography and show.
For María Pagés, tradition has always been her source and her agora. He does not conceive of art outside the incessant listening and observation of the cultural heritage, created by dint of genius and perseverance by all those who have dedicated themselves to it. From her polyhedral personality and the syncretic creativity that characterizes her and in an intimate exchange, accompanied by 4 dancers, 4 dancers and 7 live musicians, María Pagés interacts with her flamenco memory both at a dance and musical level to immerse herself in her essence and nourish herself her.
The concern for temporality goes through human life, its great and wonderful paradoxes. Time does everything and undoes it. It relentlessly governs the future of life. It is pure movement. It is a straight line, polyhedron and circle at the same time. There is nothing more subjective than him when emotion accelerates and waiting paralyzes him. It governs individuality and its folds and structures communities and disintegrates them. It is the whole and it is nothing. It is a fiction that we never stop looking for form and meaning. To sift it, understand it or to understand each other?
Time is bridge and abyss. It establishes the conflicts that spine human existence. It tries to regulate, always in a fragile equilibrium, the conflict between the present and the future, the origin and foundation of the clash between order and freedom, security and meaning, desire, reality and the illusion of happiness. It regulates, on the other hand, the conflict between a promising future and a compelling past, between the fullness of the instant and the liquid character of what has been. Birth and death, as a case, do not imply an absolute beginning or an absolute end, but help to discover the experience of eternity through the passage of time.
Time is the enigma of existence, but also the key, the substance and the challenge. Time to be born, time for love, time of indifference, time of youth, of passion and enthusiasm, time of learning and wisdom, time of melancholy that announces the imminent transformations, time of war, time for transcendence and the hope.
María Pagés, direction and choreography
El Arbi El Harti, dramaturgy and texts
Rubén Levaniegos, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Antonio Vivaldi, Georg Friedrich Händel, Sergio Menem, David Moñiz, Isaac Muñoz, Popular Music, music
El Arbi El Harti lyrics
Tell me the time (Letter inspired by Oda to the numbers of Pablo Neruda)
Your wind is shaking me: Marifé Santiago
Dominique You, light design
María Pagés, costume design
María Pagés and El Arbi El Harti, set design
Eduardo Moreno, realization of scenography
Albert Cortada, sound design
Taller María Calderón, Painting of Fabrics and Clothing
María Pagés, Eva Varela, Virginia Muñoz, Marta Gálvez, Julia Gimeno, José Barrios, Rafael Ramírez, José Carlos Avecilla and Manuel del Río, dance
Ana Ramón (voice), Bernardo Miranda (voice), Rubén Levaniegos (guitar), Isaac Muñoz (guitar), Marina Barba (cello), David Moñiz (violin) and Chema Uriarte (percussion), musicians
María Pagés and El Arbi El Harti, address
Dominique You, technical coordination
Nadia Benot, assistant director, production
José Barrios, choreography assistant
Dominique You, lighting
Kike Cabañas, sound
Andrés Martín, director
A production by María Pagés Compañía
With the collaboration of Peralada Festival, Flamenco Art Biennial of Seville, Granada International Music and Dance Festival, Les Nuits de Fourvière Festival, Teatros del Canal, Baluarte Foundation, Tomás y Valiente Theater, Circus Theater of Albacete and Campoamor Theater of Oviedo .
With the support of INAEM – CAM