“Beautiful and thought-provoking dance. Not to be missed!” – The National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
Co-artistic Director and Resident Choreographer William Soleau is well known for his evocative choreography, detailed storytelling, and powerful depth of expression. Soleau’s Carmen, inspired by Georges Bizets immortal score, has been an iconic staple in our repertoire since its premiere. The tale of the captivating gypsy and her tragic fate is retold in a contemporary ballet style, against scenic designs that allude to the dusty streets of Sevilla, the moody twilight of a mountain gypsy camp, and the emblematic circle of the Spanish bullring. Soleau’s choreography is rich with symbolism and heartrending moments of pathos, and this production has successfully toured the United States from coast to coast, receiving rave reviews and standing ovations. We look forward to Carmen coming to life again on your screen!
Performance filmed April 5, 2014 at The Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA
Premiering free of charge on State Street Ballet’s YouTube channel on April 8 at 7:30pm PST and streaming until midnight on April 14.
Join us for the Premiere and interactive watch party – April 8 at 7:30pm PST!