Spanish Federation of Dance Companies Network

On the 16th of July 2015, the world premiere of the ballet Carmen Vs Carmen took place, choreographed by Manuel Segovia for the Company IBERICA de DANZA, in collaboration with the Spanish Ballet PROART, in the Metropolitan Theatre of the city Querétaro, México as part of the Iberian Contemporary festival.

CARMEN VS CARMEN is a vision of the duality within the female universe, a search for its own destiny without debts to the world. It is the ephemeral passion and the inaccessible eternity. A symbol of the freedom that vindicates its own universe, container of the mysteries of life, a symbol of the collective attributes and values of the human being, a reflexion of the human soul that transcends the body to become immortal and free, beyond death.

CARMEN VS CARMEN is no doubt an exploration of the divine and the human in all of us, an answer to the female world from freedom and for the freedom of the being.

All the characters in Carmen Vs Carmen are dealt with symbolically, thus becoming representatives of collective attributes and values of human beings.

Manuel Segovia                                                                                                                                                                                             Artistic Director and Choreographer

Credits and datasheet
Premiered: 06/07/2015 / Available

Artistic and Technical Crew                                                                                

Artistic, Drama, and Choreographic Director: MANUEL SEGOVIA

Executive Director and Costume Designer: VIOLETA RUIZ DEL VALLE

Assistant Director and maestro of rehearsal: RAQUEL RUIZ

Solo performers (In order of Appearance):

Destiny: ÁNGELA GAIRAL

Carmen: NATALIA ALCALÁ

D. José: JAIME PUENTE

Lieutenant Zúñiga: ALBERTO QUEJIDO

García (Carmen’s husband): PEDRO MONJE

Zúñiga’s Wife:  RAQUEL RUIZ

Escamillo: RAUL GONZÁLEZ

And 5 more dancers in different scenes (names yet to be confirmed)

Music:  GEORGES BIZET y ALBÉNIZ

Additional Music and setup: ALFREDO VALERO and IBÉRICA ENSAMBLE

Guest Choreographers: PEDRO MONJE (Choreography of “Las Cigarreras” [‘The Cigarboxes’] and “Contrabandistas” [‘Smugglers’] in “LA TABERNA” [‘The Tavern’])

RAUL GONZÁLEZ (Choreography of his solo in “La HABITACION EL TORERO” [‘The Bullfigher’s Room’])

Light Design and Scenography Mapping: MIGUEL ÁNGEL RAMOS

Assistant Executive Director and Wardrobe: SILVIA RUIZ

Production and Distribution: DANZIBERIARTE, SL