THE APOLLO THEATER | Saturday, November 22 | 8:00pm
A Picasso-inspired, contemporary take on Bizet's beloved classic
In what has become an eagerly-awaited annual tradition, America's leading Latino dance company returns to the Apollo stage to premiere its first evening-length work. Hailed as a “masterpiece” by the Chicago Sun-Times, Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s CARMEN.maquia is, like Georges Bizet’s iconic opera about a passionate gypsy, riveting from start to finish. The physically charged and sensual choreography fuses contemporary dance with nods to the Spanish paso doble and flamenco. A stunning set design by Luis Crespo and minimalist black-and-white costumes by fashion designer David Delfin evoke the paintings of Pablo Picasso. Highly original and full of elaborate partnering, CARMEN.maquia is a bold and electrifying reimagining of this tragic tale.
In person Apollo Theater Box Office, 253 West 125th Street (hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 12-5pm)
Video: Kendra Brisco
Photo: Paula Lobo
Ballet Hispanico’s 2015 New York Season is made possible by Jody and John Arnhold, Goya Foods, The Apollo Theater, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, with public support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and Spain Culture New York-Consulate General of Spain & Spain Arts & Culture.