Photo by Chris Nash

Carmen will always be free… she is a gypsy, a Romany, a traveller, an untamed spirit, captivating and elusive, yet earthy and fiercely alive.

Livestreamed from the Jerwood DanceHouse, Jose Agudo will preview his latest work which draws upon his unique palette of Flamenco and contemporary dance to create a dramatic adaptation of Prosper Merimée’s classic novella.

The company deliver a rich tapestry of human motives and emotions, unravelling the complex exchange between conformity and freedom; the tension unleashed by obsessive human behaviour, the desire for self-disclosure and upholding the right to be free.

Set to an original Flamenco infused score by Bernhard Schimpelsberger and additional track by Kefaya, Carmen is a story about individuality, freedom, love and pleasure, and the belief that our journey of twists and turns we call life is always valuable.


Artistic Director & Choreographer: Jose Agudo
Executive Producer: Claire Cunningham
Composer: Bernhard Schimpelsberger
Party Scene Soundtrack: Kefaya
Lighting Designer: Andrew Ellis
Dramaturgy: Denise Mulholland
Costume designer (Women): Luke Azzopardi
Costume Materials (Women): Camilleri Paris Mode
Costume Designer (Men): Rosalind Noctor
Rehearsal Director: Florinda Camilleri
Dancers: Lucia Chocarro, Francesco Ferrari, Nikita Goile, Yukiko Masui, Joshua Scott, Faye Stoeser, Luke Watson
Livestream: Ben Pugh

Carmen is co-commissioned by DanceEast, Fairfield Halls, Croydon CEZ, Croydon Council, Nottingham Lakeside Arts.

Supported by Arts Council England, University of East London, The Place, The Yoga Edge.

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Suitable for 7+ years


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