The National Dance Company reinvents the debut opera by Georges Bizet, Carmen, under the renewed version by Johan Inger from Sweden in a modern performance with airs of flamenco that focuses on violence.
Inger tells the tale through the eyes of a boy who witnesses the injustices and violent acts that surrounds him. On this focus, Inger creates a new point of view whilst contemplating the transformation of the character.
Set in Seville in 1820, the story presents Carmen, a free and sensual gypsy who works in the cigar factory, who steals the heart of the inexperienced corporal, Don José. The love he feels for the beautiful woman makes the soldier reject his previous partner, rise up against his superior in the army and desert his army life.
However, these sacrifices are in vain when Carmen decides to give her affection to the bullfighter, Escamillo. This sends Don José into a spiral of pain, hatred and jealousy.
Cast and Creative Team:
Venue: Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja
Choreographer - Johan Inger
Assistant Choreographer - Urtzi Aranburu
Music - Rodion Shchedrin, Georges Bizet and Marc Álvarez
Stage Design - Curt Allen Wilmer
Company- National Dance Company