Ballet Hispánico

CARMEN.maquia

SAT, MAR 15, 2025 AT 8PM

“An experience unlike any other…CARMEN.maquia continues to haunt us in the most beautiful way.” —Latina Magazina

In this full-length, Picasso-inspired contemporary take on Georges Bizet’s beloved classic Carmen, NYC-based Ballet Hispánico captivates with physically charged movement by Spanish choreographer Gustavo Ramírez Sansano. Witness an unforgettable fusion of traditional flamenco and tango with classical and contemporary techniques. An intensely sensual evening of dance!

 

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A member of Ballet Hispanico in white, one arm held up in the air, the other across his chest in a dramatic pose

Photo credit: Marius Fiskum

Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s CARMEN.maquia, an electrifying reimagining of Bizet’s classic. This audacious production features costumes by visionary fashion designer David Delfin and evocative set design by Luis Crespo. Ramírez Sansano explains the title's significance: "I saw many Carmens and didn’t want to call it just Carmen. The art of bullfighting is 'tauromaquia,' and Picasso said Carmen was like the untamable bull. So, we took 'tauromaquia, 'removed 'tauro,' and added 'Carmen.'"