Carmen by Jose Agudo
Flamenco meets contemporary dance in this rousing tale of Carmen, an untamed, free-spirited and wilful Romani
29 Jan, Saturday, 2022
Online | 7:00 p.m
Artistic director and choreographer
Carmen by the Agudo Dance Company is a dramatic adaptation of Prosper Merimée’s classic novella of the same name written in 1845. Centred on its feisty and impassioned heroine, this production attempts to deliver a tale where human motives and emotions are on a collision course. A love story essentially, Carmen unravels the complex exchange between conformity and freedom. Set to an original Flamenco-infused by Bernhard Schimpelsberger and additional track by Kefaya, Carmen is a story ultimately about individuality, freedom, love, pleasure and the belief that this journey of twists and turns we call life is always valuable.
Jose Agudo is a renowned contemporary dancer with roots in Flamenco dancing. He has performed in dance companies across Europe including Charleroi/Danses Ballet de Marseille, T.R.A.S.H, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and Akram Khan Company. He trained in Kathak under Akram Khan in 2011 and assisted Khan in several productions such as Desh, Torobaka, Until the Lions, Chotto Desh and the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games. In 2021, Jose was included in the new edition of 50 Contemporary Choreographers, an international publication by Routledge. He founded Agudo Dance Company with Claire Cunningham in 2017.