'Carmen' told as an opera dance
One of the world's most-performed operas will be presented with Royal Ballet’s Lynn Seymour infusing much Spanish dance and movement, spicing up the 1875 love story.
Bahr’s balletic interpretation of Carmen highlights the Spanish atmosphere of the story while separating itself from the opera of the same name. "It is important not to expect to see the opera danced on pointe." states Bahr,"...I feel that dance is a very good way to get to the Spanish heart of Carmen, as it is in dance that the Spanish people have found a true form of self-expression.” Bahr makes much use of the Spanish dance styles and technique while adapting them to fit in with the classsical ballet idiom. The result promises to be an unforgettable night of breathtaking, truly carnal ballet filled with enough romance, passion and ferocity to bring audiences hanging onto the edge of their seats.
It's at the Black Box Theatre at 477 King Street downtown.
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