Adrienne Arsht Center presents
FLAMENCO FESTIVAL MIAMI XIII: MARÍA PAGÉS COMPAÑÍA: YO, CARMEN
March 26, 2020 at 8 p.m.
Knight Concert Hall
Tickets: $39, $59, $79, $99*
Part of the 2019-2020 Knight Masterworks Dance Series made possible with the generous support of Knight Foundation
María Pagés returns to Flamenco Festival Miami with a new work deeply rooted in her desire to talk about women – embarking on a genuinely feminine adventure that tells a different story about what real women feel and live. Pagés aspires to transcend the myth of the ‘femme fatale’ – as originally sculpted by French novelist Mérimée and, since then, by many other masculine interpretations. This is not the story of Carmen we know: Yo, Carmen is about the emergence of the feminine voice – the voice of all women, long hidden because of their gender.
The show’s potent narrative is stitched together through choreography expressing Pagés’ wisdom and contradictions, her loves and heartbreaks, her strength and weakness, her insecurity and dissatisfaction, her loneliness, her sensuality and unattained gender equality, and her maternity. This all comes together with a company of eight dancers – both female and male – and seven musicians, both classical and Flamenco, playing live.
The score for Yo, Carmen incorporates adaptations of Bizet’s famous opera fused with reinterpretations of classical music influences and original flamenco compositions by Rubén Levaniegos, Sergio Menem and David Moñiz – all performed by a string quartet including flamenco guitar players, a cellist and a violinist, as well as a percussionist. The songs (‘el cante’) are interpreted by two female singers using original poetry written by women from different cultures and geographical spaces, united by the same concerns.
*All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice.
Tickets to all these performances will be available to Arsht Center Culturist Members beginning on August 26 at noon EST and to the general public beginning September 7 at 10 a.m. EST. Tickets may be purchased at the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org.
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, corporations and local, state and national foundations.