Ballet by Johan Inger
The ballet »Carmen« by Swedish star choreographer Johan Inger fits seamlessly into a long line of brilliant Carmen interpretations by such great names as John Cranko, Mats Ek and Carlos Acosta. Viewed from the perspective of a child, Johan Inger tells the tragic love story of Carmen, Don José and the toreador – a tale of passion, jealousy, revenge and hatred – using strikingly vivid images. Johan Inger created »Carmen« in 2015 for Madrid’s Compañía Nacional de Danza to music by Georges Bizet and Rodion Schtschedrin as well as new compositions by the Spaniard Marc Álvarez. In 2016 the choreographer travelled to Moscow to receive the »Oscar« of the ballet world, the Prix Benois de la Danse, for this, his first full-length ballet.
Premiere 25. January 2019