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Compañia María Pagés An Ode to Time

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A dancer in a scarlet flamenco dress, with hair in a long braid down the back, ruffles tumbling onto the floor in a train, stands with her back to us, facing a dimly lit line of nine seated musicians.

Searching for meaning in the art of flamenco, María Pagés beautifully blends art and life in her in-depth explorations of the genre itself. An Ode to Time is a journey of reflection, an allegory of the time we live in filled with infinite possibilities. Her powerful, emotive gestures and ferocious footwork combine to create a performance that is theatrical and passionate, whilst also reflective.

Accompanied by eight dancers and a delicate original score, An Ode to Time looks at darkness and light, the chance of happiness in uncertain times and the nature of time itself. Working with her long-time collaborator El Arbi El Harti, Pagés’s swift and incisive choreography draws from a variety of flamenco styles and inspirations.

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Image description: A dancer in a scarlet flamenco dress, with hair in a long braid down the back, ruffles tumbling onto the floor in a train, stands with her back to us, facing a dimly lit line of nine seated musicians.

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