An ode to Time

An ode to Time

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.

Cast

Dance
María Pagés, Eva Varela, Virginia Muñoz, Julia Gimeno, Marta Gálvez, José Barrios, Rafael Ramírez, Juan C. Avecilla, José Ángel Capel

Singing
Ana Ramón
Sara Corea

Guitar
Rubén Levaniegos

Chelo
Sergio Menem

Violin
David Moñiz

Percussion
Chema Uriarte

Artistic Direction

DIRECTION
María Pagés and El Arbi El Harti

CHOREOGRAPHY, MUSICAL DIRECTION AND COSTUME DESIGN
María Pagés

DRAMATURGY AND LYRICS 
El Arbi El Harti

MUSIC
Rubén Levaniegos, Antonio Vivaldi, Georg Friedrich Händel, Sergio Menem, David Moñiz, Isaac Muñoz, Música Popular

LIGHTING DESIGN 
Dominique You, Pau Fullana

SOUND DESIGN
Albert Cortada, Enrique Cabañas

STAGE DESIGN
María Pagés, El Arbi El Harti

STAGE PRODUCTION
Eduardo Moreno

ATREZZO
María Pagés
Taller María Calderón

Technical Team

TECHNICAL COORDINATION AND LIGHTING
Pau Fullana

SOUND
Enrique Cabañas

COMMUNICATION
Hasna El Harti

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