[Carmen] is a world-famous opera by French composer Georges Bizet in the autumn of 1874, based on a novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée. The libretto was written by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy. [Carmen] has been adapted into a number of dramatic works and performed on world-wide artists' stages.
[Carmen] tells a tragic love story occurred in Seville, Spain around 1830. A beautiful gypsy with fiery temper Carmen seduces corporal Don Jose, an inexperienced soldier. Jose deserts from his military duties for the girl and joins the smugglers after the mutiny against his superior. However, Jose is still missing his mother and the life in barrack. Frictions becomes fierier. Afterwards Carmen is in love with the bullfighter Escamillo, and declines Jose’s begging of staying with him. Finally, Jose kill her in a jealous rage.
Ballet Flamenco de Madrid, a professional artistic group, adapts opera [Carmen] into Flamenco show including music, dance, singing and instruments. The production has strong rhythm with expressive, passionate and graceful dancing posture. The spiritual communication brings tremendous appeal among audience and performers during the whole performance. The show has been performed for over 2500 times on Spanish and worldwide stages.
Ballet Flamenco de Madrid is a well-known artistic group with decades of performing experience. It was born in around 2000 from the need of developing Spanish dance and Flamenco. Current group is finally established through several mergers and expansions. It also built a Cultural Association in Spain to promote culture and art communication among worldwide countries.
The GROUP gathers professional talents in directing, scenario writing, music, dancing, instruments, designing, lightening etc… A team idea that after years of experience, preparation and research, has created a repertoire of shows that summarize its artistic knowledge. Ballet Flamenco de Madrid was born from the need to break the cliché that states the Spanish dance is just flamenco dancing. A new proposal, in which the whole is the pure protagonist of a story woven through the feelings dance can offer. The rhythm, magic, sensitivity, movement, aesthetics, harmony and charm are fully identified with these artistic realities. A professional challenge so that everyone understands the music and dance adapted to contemporary tastes of viewers in any country. Under the efforts of artists, Flamenco becomes more and more famous and popular in the world stage.
Ballet Flamenco de Madrid has created and performed several outstanding shows after the the foundation, including [Carmen],[Flamenco Feeling],[Espana Baila Flamenco],[Carmina Burana]etc…. Especially, [Carmen] has been performed for over 2500 times on Spanish and worldwide stages.
The Group has performed worldwide shows for several years, which was admired by audience and medias. It also becomes cultural envoy between China and Spain by attending “2000 3rd Beijing International Tourism Cultural Festival”,“2002 Liaoning 5th Cultural Festival”,“2006 9th Beijing International Tourism Cultural Festival”. Moreover, the Group had tour performance in China in 2006 and 2015 for one month each.
Nowadays, the Group will visit China to perform again! Wish the success of the show and a better development of cultural and art communication between China and Spain!