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Dora vs Picasso
Grace Nichols / Crosspath Theatre

Written by
Grace Nichols
Directed by
Mark C. Hewitt

Performed by
Sibylle Bernardin & Michael D’Cruze
Flamenco music and dance arranged & performed by
Amor Flamenco
Ana Dueñas León (dancer), José León (guitar) and Julio Lopez Fuentes (voice)

Dora vs Piccasso cast

A highly theatrical multimedia production that features live flamenco music & dance alongside powerful acting and projected images.

Written by award-winning Caribbean-British poet Grace Nichols, Dora vs Picasso is set against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War and explores the intense relationship between surrealist photographer Dora Maar and painter Pablo Picasso.

The project evolves out of a sequence of poems written in Dora Maar's voice during a residency at the Tate Gallery. Dora Maar was the face behind Picasso's iconic
Weeping Woman (1937).

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

• “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.”

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