Sponsored by: Eastern Distribution

Venue: Charleston Gaillard Center

Duration: Approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes


María Pagés Company

The passionate María Pagés embodies the legendary character of Carmen in a vibrant ode to femininity. Accompanied by some of Spain’s most talented musicians, she stands out once again as an iconic figure of flamenco. From the tale of the sultry gypsy with a fateful destiny emerges a multifaceted, sincere, and forceful woman. Pagés sketches a portrait of the eternal feminine free of prejudice and conventions, endowed with the voice of all women. The fiery bodies of the dancers undulate and prance, their feet rooted to the floor while pounding out fierce rhythms. This company’s performances at the Festival in 2003 brought people to their feet with cheers of exuberant appreciation, just as Yo, Carmen surely will. “It is not often that one gets to see a true master at work, but when it happens, it is magical” (Live, Singapore).


The 2017 dance series is sponsored by Bluecross Blueshield of South Carolina.