Monday, November 9, 2015

Currently Watcing 11/9/15

                                       Picaso was a fan of Bizet's masterpiece, Carmen.

                              He was also one of the several artists fascinated with bulls:

I mean really fascinated.

The Ballet Hispanico is a dance company is run by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano; their mission is to give a voice to the Latin community in America, and in this case, communicate what storytelling means to them. Sansano took it upon himself to challenge the form of dance and to combine these elements into a masterwork. Or perhaps, he sought to simplify the form.

Bullfighting is a central theme in the original operatic Carmen. The opera itself, although a tragedy, hosts very wide range of emotions from intense drama to light and humor. Carmen.maquia, however, presents the viewer with black-and-whites in reference to Picaso.

Ballet Hispanico: CARMEN.maquia
Watch Ballet Hispanico dance Gustavo Ramírez Sansano's "CARMEN.maquia," a Picasso-inspired, contemporary take on Bizet's classic opera, at your local movie theater Nov. 12. Here's a sneak peek!Learn more and get tickets:
Posted by Lincoln Center on Monday, November 2, 2015

In this way the movement and emotion are equally allowed to show through; there is no extra or distraction, such as there would be in a classic opera. There is only the isolated movement and performance, which gives light to the artistry of the choreography. The dance performance comes to the Apollo stage November 22nd, and is a brilliant example of an adaptation which is a work of art in itself.


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