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Carmen

Carmen will always be free
a contemporary adaptation

ŻFINMALTA, UNDER ITS NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, PAOLO MANGIOLA, PRESENTS THE COMPANY'S NEW UPCOMING PRODUCTION, CARMEN, CHOREOGRAPHED BY THE SPANISH-BORN ARTIST JOSE AGUDO AND SET TO AN ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE BY BERNHARD SCHIMPELSBERGER.


The new work by Jose Agudo, ŻMDE Associate Artist, is a contemporary dance adaption of the original story of Carmen: she is a gypsy, a Romany, a traveler, an untamed spirit, captivating and elusive, unfathomable and almost other-worldly. But despite all of this she is earthy and grounded and fiercely alive. A story about individuality and sexual freedom, love and pleasure, and, ultimately, about death and a destiny of a gypsy woman.


This new work reexamines this rich tapestry of human motives and emotions and aims to address higher-order issues such as the conflict between conformity and freedom, the tension and aggression unleashed by narcissistic and obsessive human behaviour, the desire for self-disclosure and upholding the right to be free, and the belief that this journey of twists and turns we call life is valuable. Carmen is the stranger, and each one of us is that stranger.

CARMEN

  • Direction and Choreography Jose Agudo
  • Music Composition Bernhard Schimpelsberger
  • Lighting Design Andrew Ellis
  • Costumes Luke Azzopardi
  • Costume Materials Camilleri Paris Mode
  • Dramaturgy Denise Mulholland
  • Dancers Yasmin Priyatmoko Bohn, Florinda Camilleri, Martina Zammit, Zoe Camilleri, Abel Hernández González, Keith Micallef, Jure Gostinčar, João De Castro
  • Apprentice Dancers Nicola Micallef, Rebeka Mondovics, Tommaso Marchignoli
  • Rehearsal Director Nico Monaco
  • Technical Director Moritz Zavan
  • Design Barry Fenech Gomes Bandeirinha
  • Photography & Video Matteo Carratoni
  • Class Pianists Véronique Vella, Alba Dal Collo

Performances

  • St. Agatha's Auditorium, Rabat, Malta

    Friday 13th April, 2018
  • Teatru Pandora, Zejtun, Malta

    Saturday 21st April, 2018
  • Teatru Astra, Victoria, Gozo

    Monday 30th April, 2018
  • Teatru Astra, Victoria, Gozo

    Tuesday 1st May, 2018

Supported by

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