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 Post subject: Flamenco - Compania Maria Pages
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2001 11:51 am 
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Image <BR>Maria Pages who will be performing at the Emerson Majestic in Boston<P><BR>Another Riverdance connection. Here is a story about flamenco dancer, including Maria Pages who performed in Riverdance:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Emotion in motion: World-renowned flamenco dancers grace Emerson Majestic stage</B><P>Christie Taylor, Boston Herald<P>When Maria Pages danced her flamenco solo in ``Riverdance,'' she twisted and twirled her red silk scarf as if she were controlling fire. Everything onstage, from her black flamenco shoes to the blazing sun in the backdrop, came to life.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><B><A HREF="http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/flam01242001.htm" TARGET=_blank>More</A></B>


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2001 11:53 am 
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More on Maria Pages:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Pages' showmanship is here, there, everywhere</B><P>Christie Taylor, Boston Herald<P><I>Flamenco Festival 2001 at the Emerson Majestic theatre, Boston, last night; continues through Sunday.</I><P>If Michael Flatley was ``Lord of the Dance,'' then Maria Pages should be his lady. The two have showmanship down to a science.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><B><A HREF="http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/flam01262001.htm" TARGET=_blank>More</A></B>


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 Post subject: Re: Flamenco - Compania Maria Pages
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 5:48 am 
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Here's a short blurb:<P><a href=http://www.cleveland.com/artsandevents/plaindealer/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/entertainment/102163862099171.xml target=_blank><BR>Maria Pages' dancers, musicians to perform at Museum of Art</a><BR>Wilma Salisbury, Cleveland Plain Dealer


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2002 10:11 am 
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<font size=1>Originally posted by Kevin Ng on 02-04-2002 05:54 PM</font><P>I reviewed in the South China Morning Post the Compania Maria Pages' flamenco show "La Tirana" in Hong Kong.<BR> <A HREF="http://totallyhk.scmp.com/thkarts/arts/ZZZJSEYG5XC.html" TARGET=_blank>http://totallyhk.scmp.com/thkarts/arts/ZZZJSEYG5XC.html</A>


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 Post subject: Re: Flamenco - Compania Maria Pages
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2002 10:12 am 
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<font size=1>Originally posted by LMCtech on 06-18-2002 11:28 AM</font><P>Here's an article from Cleaveland about this same company.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><BR>Group's flair for flamenco driven by intricate rhythm <P>06/18/02<P>Chloe Hopson <BR>Special to The Plain Dealer<P>A riotous ruckus of rhythm rose from the stage of Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art Friday night. <P>Spirited and precise, the Spanish flamenco group La Compania Maria Pages caused the floor to vibrate under the seats as, at times, all 10 dancers pounded their feet on the ground. This pounding, or ta- coneo, was exact and inspired, with intricate rhythms performed by hitting different parts of the shoe on the ground.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.cleveland.com/artsandevents/plaindealer/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/entertainment/102439269375820.xml" TARGET=_blank><B>more...</B></A><BR>


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2002 10:17 am 
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Philip Szporer - Hour Magazine, 2002/07/04:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Mistress of the dance <BR>Maria Pagés goes from Riverdance to funny flamenco</B><P>"It's true that there's a little bit of humour," she says. "In flamenco it's not normal to smile. Drama and tragedy usually are the prominent emotions." But, according to her, the irony that's in her choreography is "in our character in Andalusia in Spain. It's always in my [dance], it's part of what I do and it's part of our culture."<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><B>more...</B>


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Image <BR> <BR>VICTOR SWOBODA - Montreal Gazette, July 06, 2002<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Flamenco takes flight<BR>Compañía María Pagés fuses traditional moves with eclectic music</B><P>Flamenco has changed a lot in the last decade, [Pages] observed. For one thing, there's "fusion." There's also an emphasis on technique among some young dancers who want to execute steps faster (her company's dancers range in age from 17 to 26).<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>[url=http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/story.asp?id={21CF640D-129E-455C-90A9-61E465B956E7}]<B>more...</B>[/url]<P>


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 Post subject: Re: Flamenco - Compania Maria Pages
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2003 12:04 pm 
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Review of Compania Maria Pages' Singapore performance of Flamenco Republico in The Business Times:

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Flamenco Republico sizzles with passion and wit
By CHEAH UI-HOON

IF audience response at Flamenco Republico's performance - presented by Streats - was anything to go by, the Andalucian dance group has won itself some permanent fans.
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 Post subject: Re: Flamenco - Compania Maria Pages
PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2003 6:52 am 
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From the Boston Herald, Theodore Bale on Maria Pages' upcoming performance:

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Hub turns Pages on flamenco's passion

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This week, when World Music presents Compania Maria Pages, her ensemble of 10 dancers and four musicians, at the newly renovated Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, the audience will get two very different examples of how flamenco has evolved over the past decade, Pages says. The first is the Boston premiere of “Flamenco Republic,” a work about a pretend state ruled by the passions of flamenco. The second is “La Tirana” (The Tyrant), the story of a young museum visitor who becomes enamored of a painting by Goya and finds himself locked in the museum after closing, dancing with Goya’s muse.
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 Post subject: Re: Flamenco - Compania Maria Pages
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2003 6:26 am 
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From the Boston Globe, Karen Campbell's preview:

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Dancer captures theatrical, introspective extremes of flamenco
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The World Music program, running Thursday through Sunday, pairs “Flamenco Republic” with the 1998 narrative flamenco ballet “La Tirana.” The two works represent the poles of Pages’s approach to flamenco choreography. “La Tirana” epitomizes the theatrical, conceptual innovation for which Pages is best known. It portrays a young man’s fascination with a woman in a Goya portrait who seems to magically come to life.

In contrast, the new “Flamenco Republic” is more abstract and introspective, taking inspiration from the heart of the art form itself. It has no story line but rather unfolds as a series of diverse dances. Part of Pages’s aim was to showcase not only flamenco’s rich traditions but its emotional and stylistic breadth.
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From the Boston Globe, Thea Singer's review:

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Compania Maria Pages goes back to the future

Flamenco is a dance of the heart and the spirit -- a movement style driven by hot passions and cold disappointments. At least that’s how it began, in the latter part of the 18th century in Andalusia, southern Spain. Performers, in conversation with a singer and sometimes a guitar, would improvise within traditional rhythmic forms with names like alegrias (“joy”) and seguiriyas (from “to continue”). The result was electric, and immediate.

Compania Maria Pages, presented by World Music, takes flamenco centuries further.
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From the Boston Herald, Vicki Sanders' review:

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Flamenco experiment lands on its feet

Maria Pages is bringing flamenco into the 21st century with bold, often successful choreographic experimentation.

Through her effort to impose formal structure on a dance form prized for its fiery spontaneity is like trying to tame a wild bull, she makes promising advances.

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The eight dancers performing Friday evening in Compania Maria Pages were nothing less than terrific. In fact, while Pages is the troupe's dominant presence, there are times when one yearns to see more showcases for each of her dancers.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2003 5:56 am 
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In the Boston Phoenix, Marcia Siegel reviews xxx (following comments on Twyla Tharp):

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Mayhem — mit schlag
Twyla Tharp at Jacob’s Pillow, María Pagés at the Majestic

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DOES DANCE inevitably become more flowery and dramatic as it lives from one era to the next? Flamenco Republic, the newer of the two excerpted pieces that Compañiá María Pagés presented at the Majestic Theatre last weekend (in a World Music event), started out as a more or less traditional flamenco show. Pagés did several variants of her characteristic dance, an elaboration on the serpentine arms and torsos that most people identify with flamenco. She can arrange this design concept in seemingly infinite ways, and the audience even applauded a little number where she spiraled a shawl with long fringe around her body like a matador’s cape.
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 Post subject: Re: Flamenco - Compania Maria Pages
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2003 11:25 am 
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Deborah Jowitt
Village Voice

María Pagés performed for ages in Riverdance, which explains a lot about her La Tirana. <a href=http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0328/jowitt.php target=_blank>more</a>


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