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 ChoreographerCredits 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