Ballet Etoile presents Carmen

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Jan 4 and 5, 2012.

Ballet Etoile has developed a reinterpretation of Carmen that features contemporary ballet, a beautiful set and costumes, and brazenly sultry characters. Unlike the opera, which focuses on later parts of the original novella, Mazuch’s ballet will include nuances often left out in other adaptations. Slightly anachronistic in its retelling, Carmen will bring back its romantic relevance with a small, tight-knit cast.

This intimate contemporary ballet choreographed by Tomas Mazuch restores the original novella by Prosper Mérimée. The drama of Carmen will enchant the audience with its tragic telling of turbulent loves, uncontrolled passion, jealousy and a lot of bloodshed. The free, enigmatic nature of featured dancer Carmen traps soldier dragoon José in a fatal obsession. With each of her new lovers, Carmen leads José one step closer to utter marginalization and delinquency, including José’s vain attempts for vindication before falling to murderous rampage and darkness. Ultimately, his helpless love drives his hand to the naked knife, for the last time.

“The powerful story of Carmen, with remarkable music and penetrating emotions, will appeal to a wide audience. No matter your background, everyone can understand the perils of jealousy and revenge…and, of course, love,” says Tomas Mazuch, Artistic Director.

This performance of Carmen will have a two-night stay in Aventura on January 4 and 5, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. This performance is open to the public (RSVP or ticket purchase will ensure entry).

Ballet Etoile at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188th Street
Aventura, FL 33180
Box office: 877.311.7469
www.aventuracenter.org

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