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A vibrant ode to womanhood, and a radical reimagining of Bizet’s voluptuous opera heroine – from the brilliant flamenco dancer and choreographer María Pagés.
Visionary and flamboyant, and blending dance, music, poetry and theatre, Yo, Carmen digs deep into the primal emotions of flamenco – and is unforgettably beautiful. The show brings together eight dancers in Pagés’ fluid flamenco choreography. Seven musicians – featuring violin and cello alongside flamenco guitarists and singers – provide a live soundtrack of Bizet’s familiar opera tunes, the popular songs that inspired them, and gripping original flamenco.
A pioneer in contemporary flamenco, iconoclastic Seville-born dancer and choreographer María Pagés has challenged traditionalists with her sensual rethinks of Spanish dance, and her confrontations of hard issues. She found international fame as a guest artist with Michael Flatley’s Riverdance, forming her own dance company in 1990, and going on to win a dazzling collection of international awards.
Yo, Carmen marks her very personal creative journey with the figure of Carmen, whose operatic incarnation she has known since her childhood. In her captivating show, Pagés unwraps Carmen’s myths and stereotypes – to look deep into the essence of the feminine.
Pagés is not just a dancer; she is a master storyteller and dance is her pen
warm and vibrant
Diario de Valladolid
- Language:Performed in Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, French and English with English supertitles
- Audio Described:13 Aug 8pm
- Running time:1hr 20mins approx (no interval)
María Pagés Director, choreographer and costume designer
El Arbi El Harti Dramaturgy
Pau Fullana Lighting designer
George Bizet, Sebastián Yradier, Rubén Levaniegos, Sergio Menem, David Moñiz, María Pagés Music
María Zambrano, Widad Benmoussa, Akiko Yosano, Marguerite Yourcenar, Margaret Atwood,
Belén Reyes, El Arbi El Harti, María Pagés Poems
María Pagés, Eva Varela, Virginia Muñoz, Marta Gálvez, Nuria Martínez, Julia Gimeno, Sara Pérez,
María Vega Dancers
Ana Ramón, Juan de Mairena Singers
Rubén Levaniegos, José Carrillo ‘Fyty’ Guitar
Chema Uriarte Percussion
Sergio Menem Cello
David Moñiz Violin
More information about some of the artists
Yo, Carmen | Edinburgh Guide
Yo, Carmen | The Herald
Yo, Carmen | The List
Photo: David Ruano
This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.
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|Balcony:||£19 £13 £11|
|Senior citizens:||30% OFF|
|BECTU, Equity, MU:||30% OFF|
|Under 18s:||50% OFF|
|Young Scot cardholders:||50% OFF|