Opera’s most famous femme fatale is stripped bare in Natalie Weir’s sumptuous new dance interpretation of the legendary Carmen story, performed to Shchedrin’s gripping Carmen Suite by six Expressions Dance Company dancers.
Weir’s Carmen is a free spirit; dangerous, volatile and vulnerable, brought to vivid life by three dancers playing her different states of mind and alter egos.
This iconic tale of Spanish heat and gypsy passion unravels when naïve soldier Don José has his heart ignited by the fiery Carmen. Josè’s attempts to tame the freedom-loving beauty are futile, and when she leaves him for the famous toreador Escamillo, all three are engulfed in the flamesof jealousy and revenge.
Spend the night with the definitive seductress of stage as she weaves her deliciously wicked wiles through this full-length, 60-minute version of one of Natalie Weir’s most loved productions.
Experience Carmen Sweet as you’ve never seen it before in the smouldering cabaret mode of the Cremorne Theatre.
Cremorne Theatre – Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Southbank (Brisbane)
Season: 31 October – 2 November 2013
Bookings: 136 246 or online at: www.qpac.com.au
For more information, visit: www.expressionsdancecompany.org.au for details.
Images: courtesy of Expressions Dance Company