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.