The new work by Jose Agudo, 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.
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