Compañía Nacional de Danza
The Generalife Theatre
Thursday 5 July 22:30 Dance

Artists

Compañía Nacional de Danza

José Carlos Martínez, artistic director 

 

Programme

Carmen

 

Choreography: Johan Inger

Choreography Assistant: Utrzi Aranburu

Music: Rodion Shchedrin, Georges Bizet

Original additional music: Marc Álvarez

Costumes: David Delfín

Dramaturgy: Gregor Acuña-Pohl

Set design: Curt Allen Wilmer (AAPEE)

Lighting design: Tom Visser

Premiered by the Compañía Nacional de Danza at the Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid, 9 Abril 2015

Duration: 1hr 30mins (Ballet in two acts)

The Compañía Nacional de Danza, led by José Carlos Martínez, comes to Granada with Carmen, one of their most recent productions which has received great praise from critics and audiences. It is true to say that this Company applies the highest levels of effort and creativity to each of its productions. Based on the opera by Bizet, it is one of the most beautiful French perceptions of 19th century in Spain. Rodion Shchedrin has adapted the opera score about the cigarette seller from Seville and Johan Inger has staged the production with a seductive and sensual choreography. In his effort to produce something new, the Swedish choreographer has undertaken a revision of the work based on the subject of violence seen through the eyes of a child who is the innocent witness to the entire plot.