Spain’s Maduixa makes a splash in El Salvador

Spain's Maduixa makes a splash in El Salvador 

Ballerinas of the Maduixa dance company perform in a central square in San Salvador, El Salvador, Apr. 21, 2018. EPA-EFE/Rodrigo Sura

San Salvador, Apr 22 (efe-epa).- Spain’s Maduixa dance company on the weekend astonished some 400 people at this capital’s Gerardo Barrios square, where they paid tribute to the female wild side, urging women to claim their long-overdue right to freedom.

The all-female troupe dazzled the crowd, treating attendees to a Saturday street performance of their show «Mulier,» which tells the story of the hardships and oppression facing women over the ages through song and dance.

Joan Santacreu – the Valencian director of «Mulier» – told EFE that the show aims to revisit passages of the most ferocious oppression of women through time, culminating in the moment when they find their own much-desired freedom.

He also said that the show – performed by four women on stilts against San Salvador’s historic district as a backdrop – is a «tribute to all social classes.»

The young dancers – who are also from Valencia, in eastern Spain – said that «the oppression of women is not a thing of the past,» adding that it is also part of their present and future, making it «necessary to fight against it.»

The show also has been performed in the Central American countries of Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua.

«It is very special to perform in Central America,» the dancers said. «The role of women is very complex (here). Their experience is harder than that of women in Europe and they are less socially acknowledged.»