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Paraíso de los negros

María Pagés

85 minutes

32 €

14 years and older


An artist with her own conception of flamenco aesthetics brings to the stage a choreography steeped in negritude that reflects on the search for happiness, conflicts and the asymmetrical nature of humanity. Federico García Lorca in Poet in New York, the struggle of opposites, Leopold Sedar Senghor's thoughts on negritude and the figure of the singer Nina Simone are all present in the choreography.
María Pagés is one of the great bailaoras [flamenco dancers], choreographers and artists of flamenco and contemporary dance. Recipient of the Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts in 2022, the artist created her company in 1990 in order to promote a way of understanding flamenco in which the more traditional aspects of the genre are approached from a contemporary perspective, with no fear of a mixture of artistic languages and with the utmost commitment to the world in which we live.

Data sheet

Written by: María Pagés - Idea and director: María Pagés, El Arbi El Harti - With: María Pagés - Voices: Ana Ramón, Cristina Pedrosa - Musicians: Rubén Levaniegos (guitar), Sergio Menem (cello), David Moñiz (violin), Chema Uriarte (percussion) - Choreography, wardrobe design, musical direction: María Pagés - Written by: El Arbi El Harti - Adaptation and arrangements of Fauré's Élégie: Sergio Menem - Music: Rubén Levaniegos, Sergio Menem, David Moñiz, María Pagés - Lyrics: El Arbi El Harti - Set María Pagés, El Arbi El Harti -- Wardrobe: Taller María Calderón - Lighting: Pau Fullana, Alvaro Guisado Garavito - Sound: Kike Cabañas - Company technical and management teams, technical management Álvaro Guisado Garavito Executive production and communication - Habib El Harti Photography María Alperi Stage Manager: Alex Pintado - Produced by Centro Coreográfico María Pagés Co-produced by Grec Festival de Barcelona, Fundación María Pagés TNC technical and management teams

Planned functions


Teatre Nacional de Catalunya
22 March at 19:00 h
Teatre Nacional de Catalunya
23 March at 19:00 h
Teatre Nacional de Catalunya
24 March at 18:00 h