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Ballet Hispanico: Carmen

The physically charged and sensual choreography fuses contemporary dance with nods to the Spanish paso doble and flamenco. A stunning set design by Luis Crespo and minimalist black-and-white costumes by fashion designer David Delfin evoke the paintings of Pablo Picasso. Highly original and full of elaborate partnering, Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s CARMEN.maquia is a bold and electrifying reimagining of this tragic tale.

The evening begins with Linea Recta, in which Annabelle Lopez Ochoa imagines an original and explosive movement language premised upon the theme of partnership and performed to flamenco guitar by Eric Vaarzon Morel. Read more …

The critical consensus

European debut of America's premier Latino dance company lives up to its billing.

****(*)Claire Sawers, The List, 07/03/2018

Blazing passion both in movement and vision, Ballet Hispánico seeks to bring cultural identity to the world. Seeking not just to entertain, but to inspire, injecting Latin sparks into other art forms.

****(*)Dominic Corr, The Wee Review, 07/03/2018

The dancing is technically flawless and the potential shown in 'Línea Recta' for their physical and emotional intensity give high hopes for the main event, but 'CARMEN.maquia' falls slightly south of the bullseye.

****(*)Imogen Rowe, Edinburgh Guide, 07/03/2018

Features about Ballet Hispanico: Carmen

Ballet Hispanico brings bold retelling of Carmen to Edinburgh for its European premiere

Kelly Apter, The List, 23/02/2018

Where and when?

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh from Tuesday March 6, 2018, until Saturday March 10, 2018. More info:

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