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Dora vs Picasso
2015 / 2018

Written by Grace Nichols
Directed by Mark C. Hewitt
with original music and dance by Amor Flamenco

Most recent cast
Sibylle Bernardin as Dora Maar
Richard Waring as Pablo Picasso

Live Flamenco music and dance arranged and performed by Amor Flamenco
Ana Dueñas León (dance), José León (guitar), Julio Lopez Fuentes (voice)

CROSSPATH Dora cast 2018
Cast photo 2018 (with Richard Waring as Picasso) © Philip James, 2018

A dynamic Flamenco theatre / live literature production with text by Caribbean poet Grace Nichols. The piece explores the intense relationship between photographer Dora Maar and painter Pablo Picasso, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War and features exhilarating acting, projected images, and live flamenco music & dance. Directed by Mark C. Hewitt, the work was devised and previewed in 2015 then revived at Tara Theatre, London, in 2018.

2018 Production
17/18/19 October: Tara Theatre, London

2015 - preview performances
24 July: All Saints Centre, Lewes
21 July: Cecil Sharp House, Camden, London
16 July: Birley Centre, Eastbourne (Eastbourne Festival)
24 June: Birley Centre, Eastbourne (College Arts Festival)
3 February: All Saints Centre, Lewes
22 January: Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
15 January: Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

• “A stunning work.” Antony Penrose (Director, Farley Farm House & Lee Miller Archives)

• “Wonderful. Superb. So emotional.” (Audience feedback)
• “Finely acted and charged with emotion. The combination of acting, music, dance and images blended so well.”
• “The flamenco and choreography worked so well with the drama of the dialogues.”
• “Clever, funny, sad and inspiring. Great end.”

2018 preview photos below © Philip James, 2018

CROSSPATH flamenco 2
CROSSPATH flamenco 1

CROSSPATH Dora cast 2015
Above: cast photo 2015 (with Michael D'Cruze as Picasso) © Philip James, 2015
Below: production shots from 2015
CROSSPATH Dora weeping
CROSSPATH Dora flamenco
CROSSPATH curtain call
2015 video trailer: click here »
More photos on the Crosspath website »