O Maria 

   A Tale of Ham and Bondage

Inspired by the numerous stories of Marian apparitions in rural Spain, Federico García Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba and even scenes from the ballet Giselle, O Maria takes place in a stifling kitchen of 1950's Seville. An unexpected heavenly visitor unleashes a torrent of unquenchable desires for an oddly paired couple: a religious woman with a feeding fetish and her tightly bound husband. Divinely subversive, this kitschy kitchen drama for three dancers upturns all gender expectations to a delicious soundtrack of mambos and flamenco.

Premiered December 6th 2013, The Riley Theatre, Leeds Set and costume design by Ryan Dawson Laight

"Rapturous” The Observer
“Innate intelligence and theatricality” Dance Europe

Choreography: Carlos Pons Guerra 

Costume: Ryan Laight 

Lighting design: Barnaby Booth

Duration: 25 minutes