Maxim Shalygin – ballet ‘De zaak Carmen’

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After the successful dance productions of Swan Lake and The Odyssey, choreographer Lonneke van Leth now presents “De zaak Carmen”. An impressive performance of 37 dancers, newly composed music by Maxim Shalygin, performed live by 11 musicians of the New European Ensemble, and a text written for the occasion by Martijn de Rijk for one actor and 24 singers… 

From August 25-27 at the Zuiderstrandtheater in The Hague there will be an exciting contemporary adaptation of Bizet’s classic opera, Carmen. After the successful dance productions of Swan Lake and The Odyssey, choreographer Lonneke van Leth now presents “De zaak Carmen”. The murder of Carmen has been resolved as soon as she was committed; her lover Don José confesses. However, the attorney-general cannot let go of the matter. Even in death, Carmen drags him into the darkness of the human mind: a place full of violence, longing, and alienation. An impressive performance of 37 dancers, newly composed music by Maxim Shalygin, performed live by 11 musicians of the New European Ensemble, and a text written for the occasion by Martijn de Rijk for one actor and 24 singers. All this in a setting by visual artist Vincent de Kooker.

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