At heart, Carmen is a sensual story of passion. Putting a daring new spin on one of the best-known and beloved stories of opera repertoire sounds like a tall order. But internationally renowned choreographer Amedeo Amodio is perfectly suited to create a contemporary-infused dance version. Expect fiery dancing filled with feeling and meaning. As befits such a powerful and sexy story, this Carmen is all about how people connect — a certain physical energy that really connects people to one another on a more visceral level, onstage and off.
Amodio's interpretation of Carmen delivers an exciting blend of classical ballet’s technical prowess spiced up with the warmth of sexier modern moves, particularly in the partnering. He also highlights the tale’s spiritual and symbolic elements.
Audiences will also be treated to a rousing rendition of the legendary, hum-along score, played live by the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Carmon DeLeone.
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