Production 2015, choreography by Emanuele Soavi

Choreography: Emanuele Soavi
Music: Georges Bizet, Los Panchos
Light design: Cristina Spelti
Costumes: Alessio Rosati with Nuvia Valestri

Dancers: MMContemporary Dance Company (7 dancers)

Carmen Sweet is a new creation by Emanuele Soavi for MM Contemporary Dance Company. This version is inspired from the original composer intention to realize an opera-comique: so he defined his Carmen presented in 1875 in Paris.
The performance revisits the original canvas and gives a new vision, full of irony and sarcasm. The bullfight arena is the metaphoric place where everything starts and where Carmen, Micaela, Frasquita, Mercédès, Don José, Zuniga and Escamillo set their emotions.

Soavi sets the space free to show the strong technical and theat rical virtuosity of the performers and he wants to immerse us in a plot full of delicate relationships, balances among tensions and suspensions, where every little movement reveals something else under the elegant appearance. This performance is entirely accompanied by the famous Bizet's notes and finely mixed with the songs of Los Panchos group: the score outlines all the feelings (antagonism, jealousy and desire). Since the meeting in Plaza de Toros until the end, when don José kills Carmen, all the story is a representation of the human desires: the empty space highlights movements, actions and the passion of Carmen. The show wants to reveal to its audience a story that can be "true", and not just imaginary, made by physical beauty expressed by dancers bodies, where the stage action is marked by relationships between senses, that inflame the performer's passion on stage.

"Carmen will never yield!
Free she was born and free will die!" (Carmen, Act IV)