Compañía María Pagés (KENNEDY CENTER DEBUT)
María Pagés, Artistic Director
Utopía (U.S. PREMIERE)
"Pagés has the charisma, the crowd-pleasing technique, and the commanding choreography to hold an audience."--The Daily Telegraph (London)
"Utopía is a subtle staging, harmonious and theatrical."--El Mundo (Spain)
Internationally renowned for her personal aesthetic concept of the art of flamenco, Spanish dancer and choreographer María Pagés has won numerous awards, and has collaborated with a variety of artists that include Plácido Domingo, Ángel Corella, and others. Her ensemble Compañía María Pagés has toured extensively around the world. Her work Utopía represents her admiration for Portuguese writer José Saramago and Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. The production is staged in a scenario inspired by the curved lines of Oscar Niemeyer's drawings, and features an original score played by live musicians.
Free Explore the Arts Post-Performance Discussion: March 11
Performance Timing: 80 minutes, with no intermission.
Watch and Listen
Preview of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix
IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix
Presented in cooperation with the governments of Portugal and Spain
His Majesty King Don Juan Carlos
Festival Leadership Committee
Rui Machete, Portuguese Minister of State and Foreign Affairs
José Andrés, Natalia and Carlos Bulgheroni, Helen Lee Henderson, Amalia Perea Mahoney,
Former President Felipe González Márquez, The Honorable Luis Alberto Moreno, and
David M. Rubenstein
Ambassador Elizabeth F. Bagley, Natalia and Carlos Bulgheroni,
Amalia Perea Mahoney and William Mahoney, and David and Alice Rubenstein
Additional support is provided by Abengoa, Logoplaste,
The Honorable and Mrs. Thomas F. McLarty, III, and Repsol.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the
Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.
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