BalletMet presents CARMEN.maquia
CARMEN.maquia is a full-length ballet. A full-length ballet is one ballet with intermissions, similar to a book with chapters.
Spanish choreographer Gustavo Ramirez Sansano created the character Carmen in 2012 and Carmen.maquia as a piece created to honor women. Carmen, signifying a strong, independent woman, and “maguia” referring to her as uncontainable, aims to take theatergoers on an emotional and relatable journey. And, through the journey, gypsy Carmen ends up captivating Don Jose just as Carmen.maquia is expected to captivate the Columbus audience. Performances Friday, April 3 at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 5 at 2 p.m.; Thursday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, April 10 at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, April 11 at 8 p.m.
“Sansano’s emotionally fierce, intensely sensual, brilliantly danced and stunningly designed 75-minute work is riveting from start to finish…destined to become an instant classic.”
– Chicago Sun-Times