‘Breath-taking to watch.’
“Tavaziva’s facility for devising hot, liquid motion is indisputable…“
“What a brilliant, amazing production! It was just excellent, and the dancers were fabulous! … fast, furious, sexy and emotional, totally absorbing!”
“This is dancing with the volume turned up…“
Through a synthesis of ballet, contemporary and African dance, Bawren Tavaziva’s interpretation of the Carmen story is strikingly powerful, sensual and beautifully performed by six stunning dancers.
Played out through the entanglement of desire, deceit and corruption in an African township where military corruption is rife, Carmen dangerously and defiantly ignores all warnings in the perusal of a better life but tragedy follows her like a shadow in hot sun.
The specially commissioned original sound track is composed and arranged by Fayyaz Virji of the Warriors International.
Age Guidance: 12+
As the Africarmen story unfolds, one piece contains a short scene of a physical attack on a female character by a cruel oil mine master who is feared by all the workers. Here, the artistic director seeks to demonstrate the danger and vulnerability of women in this harsh environment.
Running time 60 mins plus post-show Q&A