The Ballet Theatre Espanol presents Rafael Aguilars unique dance theatre production, Carmen Flamenco. Based on the story and music of Bizets masterpiece, Carmen, Spanish choreographer Rafael Aguilar has created a fascinating, erotic dance drama that fuses the expressionism of modern ballet with traditional Spanish dance. The audience itself is drawn into a maelstrom of emotions: a hot mixture of flamenco and bolero, with subliminal dance scenes and sensual choreography. Using these elements in Carmen Flamenco, Aguilar has created a timeless piece of dance drama that sets him apart from other Spanish choreographers of classical, pure flamenco.
This production, originally performed in Tokyo in 1982, was celebrated enthusiastically by press and audiences alike, in Japan and all over Europe. The production was filmed at the Staatsoper, Hamburg in 1992