The flamenco dancer María Pagés, at the Mercat de les Flors


The flamenco dancer, or bailaora, María Pagés uses the title of a poem by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz for her show. Óyeme con los ojos tells the story of the life and concerns of a woman who is a professional dancer. Accompanied by six musicians, the piece is a compendium of words, rhythm, cante flamenco singing and melody, of zapateado foot-tapping and percussion, of humour and irony, with a familiar and human protagonist.

María Pagés has developed a very personal language which has brought her huge success and the chance to work with artists such as Mikhaïl Baryshnikov and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, collaborating with the latter for the highly-acclaimed Dunas. She has also worked with the Nobel laureate José Saramago, who started his career with the maestro Antonio Gades. Pagés created her own company in 1990 and since then has worked on numerous pieces which have received significant acclaim.

As well as the show on Friday, 4 November, there will also be a discussion between the choreographer and the audience afterwards. On Saturday, a thirty-minute introduction will precede the show.


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