23 Dec 2005-8 Jan 2006. Catalan Compaa Metros present their passionate flamenco and contemporary dance version of Bizets famous opera at the Amsterdam RAI. Directed by one of Spains most outstanding choreographers, Ramn Oller, this Carmen sets the action in an Andalusian tobacco factory, with Bizets marvellous score complemented by additional music by Martirio. Based on the novel by Mrime, Bizets Carmen tells the story of Don Joss seduction by Carmen, the fiery-tempered gypsy girl, whose fate is sealed when she finally rejects the smitten Jos. As well as directing the Compaa Metros since 1985, Oller has created over 40 choreographies for the Ballet Nacional de Espana and has worked with a number of international companies including New Yorks Ballet Hispano, Nacho Duato, Compagnie Collines Istres of Marseille and Pina Bausch in Germany. Colourful, sexy and dramatic, this production was acclaimed in Spain as The most outstanding Catalan dance show in years (La Vanuardia,2004) Admission 39.50-19. Performances 23, 27, 28, 29,30 Dec & 2-7 Jan 20.30; 25,26 & Dec 8 Jan 14.00 1 Jan 15.00.
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Carmen at the Amsterdam RAI.
The RAI Centre is at 22 Europaplein, on the outskirts of Amsterdam but just 15 minutes from the city centre by public transport. From Central Station: Amstelveen express tram 51 (exit at Amsterdam RAI ) or tram 4 (exit at RAI Europaplein) Tel. + 31 090