Spanish dancer and choreographer María Pagés's latest performance, Utopia comes to the Teatre Victòria—a fusion piece of modern flamenco dance, literature, architecture and music.
Whilst creating the show, Pagés drew much inspiration from her admiration of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. The graphic quality of his buildings, along with his principles of humanism, solidarity and integrity are subtly incorporated into this experimentation with flamenco. Interestingly, Pagés also loosely organises the performance into eight parts, each of which is based on the poetry of great writers including Neruda and Baudelaire.
Utopía has been touring for almost a year now and its arrival in Barcelona offers the opportunity to witness Pagés attempt to discuss the often abstract concept of a utopian society through the medium of dance. The original and live music featured throughout the show also incorporates these overriding themes and helps further contemplate the wider human condition, along with the idea of change and the consequent necessity of imagination and creativity.