Picaso was a fan of Bizet's masterpiece, Carmen.
He was also one of the several artists fascinated with bulls:
I mean really fascinated.
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: http://bit.ly/1LOUHwb
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.