A sultry take on one of the most famous operas ever created, Carmen La Cubana recounts a gripping love story, set against the simmering turmoil of 1950s Cuba at the dawn of the revolution.
The action develops from the gates of a cigar factory in the Caribbean island’s rural south east, to the bustling life of the bars and clubs in Santiago and Havana.
Energetic, pulsating choreography by Roclan Gonzalez Chavez fearlessly fuses salsa, mambo, rumba and cha-cha-cha with a contemporary movement vocabulary. A stunning cast of 26 dancers perform the moves as femme fatale Carmen’s fight for independence and freedom is mirrored in the spirit of the Cuban Revolution.
The show features live music from a 12-strong band. These talented musicians play a combination of classical and Latin American instruments, with intoxicating Afro-Cuban rhythms adding extra excitement to the familiar tunes of Bizet.
This summer’s run at north London dance house Sadler’s Wells is the UK premiere of Carmen La Cubana, which received its world premiere at the Theatre du Châtelet in Paris in 2016.
Carmen with cha-cha-cha – what more could you wish for?
|What||Carmen La Cubana, Sadler's Wells|
|Where||Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Angel (underground)|
01 Aug 18 – 18 Aug 18, 19:30 Sat mat 14:30 Sun 14:00 Dur.: 2 hours 25 minutes including one interval
|Website||Click here to book via Sadler's Wells website|