Bizet’s Carmen, impressive flamenco ballet from sultry Andalucía
A penetrating gaze, elegant movements, rhythmical foot-stomping: brace yourself for a performance where sparks of intensity fly off the stage!
The Antonio Andrade Flamenco Ballet is coming to Ghent and won’t we know it! In the last few years this company has developed into a cultural ambassador for the Spanish city of Seville, the home of flamenco.
The choreographer Manolo Marín put this Carmen production together for the ballet, and since its premiere in Berlin it has been sold out worldwide. This is not pure chance: this production is founded on Carmen by the French composer Georges Bizet, possibly the most popular opera ever made.
The story trembles with southern passion: Carmen, a flirtatious working-class girl, pays with her life for her quest for the ultimate freedom. A dozen flamenco dancers, accompanied by an authentic flamenco ensemble with typical guitar and percussion in the lead, take the legendary Carmen from the opera stage back to its Spanish roots. A feast of dance for the eyes and ears in a shimmering Floralies Hall!
A concert of Interbuild
Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) supports the participation of the Flamenco Company through the Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture (PICE), in the framework of the Mobility grants.
Carmen by Bizet in a flamenco version
Antonio Andrade Flamenco Ballet