An ode to Time is a flamenco choreography about contemporaneity and a very well-needed dialogue with memory. From Flamenco, María Pagés raises an ethical and artistic reflection on the present. She wonders about what is going on in the world. Reviewing the light and the disturbing shadows that mark our time. Reflecting on the effects of the relentless irreversibility of time on the body, desire, art and life.
It’s an allegory about the time we live in, with its possibilities of happiness, utopias, terrorism, attacks on equality, setbacks in democracy… Ideas of Plato, Marguerite Yourcenar, Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda flow through María Pagés’ veins, united by an in-depth investigation on the ontology of the piece of art.
Dancing from maturity and accompanied by four bailaoras and four bailaores as well as seven musicians, María Pagés explores the traditional Spanish culture, revises the palos flamencos nourishing them with the best of Goya, Picasso, John Cage and her unique vision of the world. Her career is marked by the desire for innovation and learning.
In a writing that transcends the traditional dramaturgy of flamenco, the rhythm sought in An ode to time is precisely one that reflects its changing and polymorphous condition. The choreographic sequences are fast, sharp, and are made and unmade almost in the rhythmic manner of a slide projector. The constant tension between the individual and the community, the circle and the straight line, the argument and the abstraction, the silence and the percussion is sought continuously.
María Pagés, Eva Varela, Virginia Muñoz, Julia Gimeno, Marta Gálvez, José Barrios, Rafael Ramírez, Juan C. Avecilla, José Ángel Capel
María Pagés and El Arbi El Harti
CHOREOGRAPHY, MUSICAL DIRECTION AND COSTUME DESIGN
DRAMATURGY AND LYRICS
El Arbi El Harti
Rubén Levaniegos, Antonio Vivaldi, Georg Friedrich Händel, Sergio Menem, David Moñiz, Isaac Muñoz, Música Popular
Dominique You, Pau Fullana
Albert Cortada, Enrique Cabañas
María Pagés, El Arbi El Harti
Taller María Calderón
TECHNICAL COORDINATION AND LIGHTING
Hasna El Harti