13 Jan-13 Feb 2005. First unveiled back in 1983, Antonio Gadess choreography of Bizets Carmen, which experienced some success in the film version directed by Carlos Saura, has gone through more lows than highs in subsequent years. It is back in a new adaptation replete with blazing flamenco guitar overtures by one of Spains greatest directors, Miguel Narros, featuring two electric dancers, Lola Greco and Antonio Canales. In Narross own words the production aims to make use of the word unnecessary by concentrating on a blend of three central elements: the dance, the guitar and the theatre. The performance has been placed in a contemporary setting with Don Jose now a member of the Spanish police who manages to encompass all the elements of power, nobility and the Church from the original. With the dancers encouraged to mould themselves to their characters and the music this piece of dance and drama is a flamenco spectacular well worth experiencing.
Showing Tuesdays to Saturdays at 20.30, and on Sundays at 19.00. Tickets cost from 15 to 24.