Carmen presented by Ballet Ireland
14 December 2013
19:30 - 22:30
glór Irish Music Centre, Causeway Link, Ennis, Co Clare
Against the backdrop of Bizet’s passionate score, this scorching story unleashes the creative talents of Ballet Ireland’s choreographer in residence, Morgann Runacre-Temple. Carmen follows the story of a young, naïve soldier Jose, who is bewitched by the beautiful and fiery gypsy, Carmen. Obsessed and reckless, Jose turns his back on respectable life to be with her. But Carmen, like love, is a bird that cannot be tamed and Jose’s desire to posses her eventually destroys them both.
This age old story, as relevant today as ever, will be re-told in a modern setting. Runacre-Temple’s up to date style 'gets it', according to the Irish Times, stretching classical ballet to new heights. Passion, drama and colour in abundance! Ballet Ireland’s talented dancers will sizzle in this fantastic new ballet.
Choreography: Morgann Runacre-Temple
Set and Costume design: Lorna Ritchie
Lighting design: Eamon Fox
Music: George Bizet
Live Music: Flamenco Guitarist John Walsh