Artistic Director & Choreographer: Jose Agudo
Executive Producer: Claire Cunningham
Composer: Bernhard Schimpelsberger
Party Scene Soundtrack: Kefaya
Lighting Designer: Andrew Ellis
Dramaturgy: Denise Mulholland
Costume designer (Women): Luke Azzopardi
Costume Materials (Women): Camilleri Paris Mode
Costume Designer (Men): Rosalind Noctor
Rehearsal Director: Florinda Camilleri
Dancers: Lucia Chocarro, Francesco Ferrari, Nikita Goile, Yukiko Masui, Joshua Scott, Faye Stoeser, Luke Watson
Film Maker and Editor: Nick Atkins
Carmen is co-commissioned by
Fairfield Halls, Croydon CEZ, Croydon Council, Lakeside Arts, DanceEast
Arts Council England, University of East London, The Place, The Yoga Edge
Originally commissioned by ŻfinMalta National Dance Company
Carmen will always be free… she is a gypsy, a Romany, a traveller, an untamed spirit, captivating and elusive, yet earthy and fiercely alive.
Jose Agudo draws upon his unique palette of Flamenco and contemporary dance to create this dramatic adaptation of Prosper Merimée’s classic novella. The company deliver a rich tapestry of human motives and emotions, unravelling the complex exchange between conformity and freedom; the tension unleashed by obsessive human behaviour, the desire for self-disclosure and upholding the right to be free.
Set to an original Flamenco infused score by Bernhard Schimpelsberger and additional track by Kefaya, Carmen is a story about individuality, freedom, love and pleasure, and the belief that our journey of twists and turns we call life is always valuable.
For UK tour bookings, please contact:
Sarah Trist Dance Management Agency
Co-commissioned by Fairfield Halls, Croydon CEZ, Croydon Council, Lakeside Arts, DanceEast.
Supported by Arts Council England, The Yoga Edge, University of East London, The Place, Studio Wayne McGregor through the FreeSpace programme. Originally commissioned by Żfin Malta National Dance Company