dance, contemporary circus

Compañía Antonio Gades: Carmen

no interval
Festival Theatre
  • Produced by Müpa Budapest
  • Liszt Fest

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Carmen, Carlos Saura's legendary dance film met with a huge, unexpected success internationally. The stage version of the dance adaptation was premiered in Paris in 1983, and it was received as enthusiastically as the productions Blood Wedding and Flamenco Suite had been a few years before.
One of the key ideas to inform the choreography and the directors' concept is that the heroine, Carmen "is not careless or a man-eater. She is simply an honest woman who is as open about loving someone as she is when she no longer does. A free woman, in other words,” Gades said after the premiere. "She had lofty notions about freedom, and would rather die than lose it. She has always been represented as thoughtless and fateful, whereas there is something essential in Carmen that is far from all these: her self-consciousness and noble-mindedness.”

Presented by: Müpa Budapest
  • Carmen
    Cristina Carnero
  • Don José
    Álvaro Madrid
  • Toreador
    Jairo Rodríguez
  • Husband
    Miguel Ángel Rojas
  • dance
    Esmeralda Manzanas
    María Nadal
    Virginia Guiñales
    Raquel Soblechero
    Silvia Vidal
    Ana del Rey
    Ana Pardo
    Amor Cánovas
    Elena Ros
    Miguel Lara
    Antonio Ortega
    Pepe Vento
    Santiago Herranz
    Ángel Navarro
  • voice
    Alfredo Tejada
    Enrique "Piculabe” Bermúdez
    Aser Giménez
  • guitar
    Antonio Solera, Basilio García
  • Dramaturgy
    Antonio Gades
    Carlos Saura (based on Prosper Mérimée's novella)
  • Production design
    Carlos Saura
  • Set
    Antonio Saura
  • Costumes
    Carmen Sánchez
  • Sound
    Alberto Palanques
  • Lighting, choreographer, director
    Antonio Gades, Carlos Saura

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