Espectáculo finalizado


  • Date: 7 October, 8 p.m.
  • Duration: 85 min
  • Hall: Main Auditorium

One woman, all women

María Pagés, recently awarded the Premio Princesa de Asturias de las Artes, returns to the Teatro de la Maestranza stage - where she has gifted us many memorable evenings -, to dance the sentimental and personal stories of women.

Without subterfuge. Without fear. Without clichés. A native of Sevilla, María Pagés, in a splendid and mature moment of her career, takes a look at those marvellous female characters who put their mark on universal culture -Carmen, Medea, Yerma…- and creates a story in 12 choreographies where these women share their wisdom with the world “as if it were a fan woven together by the force of time, intelligence and emotion”.

In a show conceived with the Moroccan writer and intellectual El Arbi El Harti, and the music of Rubén Levaniegos, Sergio Menem, David Moñiz and María Pagés herself, two female cantaoras and the women of the María Pagés dance company, led by Pagés, perform De Scheherezade, beginning at the end of the famous story. It explores the repertories of popular music and classical traditions, with incursions in Moroccan music to present an integral spectacle that embraces art in an organic way. The show transmits a compassionate vision, with the core idea of sisterhood, in a vindication of the multiple worlds of women.


Premiere at the Gran Teatre deL Liceu of BarceLona on May 27, 2022
  • Choreography, costume design and musical direction: María Pagés
  • Dramaturgy, texts and lyrics: El Arbi El Harti
  • Musical composition: Rubén Levaniegos, María Pagés, Sergio Menem y David Moñiz
  • Set design: María Pagés y El Arbi El Harti
  • Lighting design: Olga García
  • Realización de vestuario: Taller María Calderón

Producción del Centro Coreográfico María Pagés en coproducción con el Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona / ADMAF y el apoyo del Ayuntamiento de Fuenlabrada, INAEM y la Comunidad de Madrid

  • Dancers: María Pagés, Júlia Gimeno, Almudena Roca, Ariana López, Meritxell Rodríguez, Sofía Suárez, Alicia De Castro, Raquel Guillén, Marina González Madiedo
  • Cantaoras: Ana Ramón Muñoz, Cristina Pedrosa
  • Guitars: Rubén Levaniegos, Isaac Muñoz
  • Violin: David Moñiz
  • Cello: Sergio Menem
  • Percussion: Txema Uriarte

María Pagés

With Catalonian roots, a “Sevillana” by birth and a “Madrileña” by adoption, this artist has taken Spanish culture to the stages of the best theatres around the world, bringing together dance and social commitment. A recipient of numerous awards and important prizes confirm her as a leading choreographer. At present, she leads the project of the Centro Coreográfico María Pagés de Fuenlabrada (Madrid) together with her creative partner, Arbi El Harti.

The press says

Y María Pagés volvió a maravillar en Sevilla

María Pagés presentó su obra 'De Scheherezade' en el Teatro de la Maestranza. Una artista incombustible, con una creatividad inagotable y un amor al flamenco irrebatible.

Exquisito alegato feminista de María Pagés

María Pagés triunfa en el Teatro de la Maestranza con ‘Sherezade’, un espectáculo que se define como un exquisito alegato feminista contra la opresión de la mujer.

María es todas las mujeres

La bailaora sevillana María Pagés ha estrenado 'De Scherezade' en el Teatro de la Maestranza con el público en pie tras el final de la obra