Ongoing restrictions on international travel and venue closures along tour stops have forced the cancellation of several fall tours, including this engagement.
The story of Carmen and the music of Bizet’s opera have both proved irresistible to choreographers for decades. The latest is Swedish choreographer Johan Inger, whose 2015 version for Madrid’s Compañía Nacional de Danza re-imagines the traditional Spanish myth as a 21st-century ballet for our times. In her flaming red dress, Carmen herself is still a femme fatale wielding her sexuality like a toreador’s blade, but she and the story’s other characters are far removed from stereotypes and the period normally associated with Bizet’s opera, becoming contemporary equivalents.
“… remarkable stamina, grace and resilience.”Seattle Times