Sara Baras and María Pagés

As a Spaniard I was never very interested in Flamenco, but I believe the appreciation built up in me over the years. Nowadays I truly believe in its beauty and depth.

I am not an expert and I think it would be very daring of me to try to explain what it is. One thing I know for sure is that one of my favourite expressions of Flamenco is the Spanish guitar and the dancing.

A few years ago I had the opportunity of enjoying María Pineda with Sara Baras in Barcelona. Being at the theatre I felt the music and the powerful dancing; the experience was enlightening for me. With no other tools but her corporal expression Sara Baras can tell you a story of beauty, love, sorrow and death. That talent is worth witnessing at least once in your life.

This first video is part of El Albacín:

Recently I discovered another amazing artist, María Pagés. Here is a sample from the show Riverdance:

For her last show (Utopía) María Pagés designed her own dresses inspired by the work of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.

This photo by David Ruano shows another cool design that gives the impression of a drop of blood.

Interesting links:

Sara Baras

María Pagés

David Ruano

Oscar Niemeyer

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