María Pagés (Seville, 1963) is a pioneer in flamenco dance as a contemporary cultural expression. If there is one thing that defines the multifaceted creativity of this iconoclastic creator, it is her deep-rooted, ethical sense of culture. Her choreography defies stereotypes and cultural differences and fosters dialogue between creative disciplines.
Pagés has received numerous awards, such as: National Dance Award (Creation), Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts, Culture Award of the Community of Madrid, Medal of the City of Seville, Culture Award of the University of Seville, Meridiana Award. The 10 Giraldillo awards of the Bienal de Sevilla confirm her standing as an essential Spanish choreographer.
She has created, among others: Sol y sombra; El perro andaluz, Burlerías; La Tirana; Flamenco Republic; Sevilla; Autorretrato; Dunas; Utopía; Siete golpes y un camino; Yo, Carmen; Óyeme con los ojos; Una oda al tiempo; Fronteras and Paraíso de los negros.
She is currently directing the Centro Coreográfico María Pagés in Fuenlabrada, together with El Arbi El Harti, her creative partner.