After being forced to postpone Self Portrait in March due to an injury, María Pagés returns to the Teatro Español to present her latest creation in the Naves del Español at Matadero, accompanied on stage by her company which celebrates its 20th anniversary. The production was commissioned by dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov who invited the artist to create a show that reflected her true self, a work for which Pagés drew inspiration from the lyrics of one of Camarón de la Isla's songs: "The mirror you look into will show you what you are like".
Self-Portrait is performed in four different settings which recreate chronologically the stages in her life: first her study, then her home, followed by her dressing room and finally the stage. In the show, flamenco intertwines with poems by José Saramago, Miguel Hernández, Antonio Machado and other popular writers.
Awarded the Public's Prize to the Best Show at the Jerez Festival, as well as the Prize to the Best Show and the Giraldillo Award at the Art of Flamenco Biennial in Seville, Self-Portrait opens its doors to flamenco in the avant-garde theatre space at Matadero Madrid.
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