This production, written by Margarita del Mazo and illustrated by Concha Pasamar, reflects the passions and values traced through movement in the ballet Carmen, by Johan Inger.
His choreography, originally created for the CND and awarded the Benois de la Danse in 2016, inspires this story that takes up the universal themes of the original work from the innocent gaze of a child.
Dance and literary work want to lead to reflection on the interpretations and misinterpretations of love, as well as the rejection of any kind of violence.
“El amor es un pájaro libre, que nadie puede domesticar y llamarlo es en vano, si él prefiere rehusar”
“Love is a free bird, that no one can tame and calling him is in vain, if he prefers to refuse”
Carmen, The Story is a book for children 8 years and older which talks about values and problems that directly affect even the youngest of our population: jealousy, possessiveness, freedom of choice of partner, gender violence, and non-aggressiveness.
All of this is told through the eyes of a child, just like in the choreography that Inger created in 2015 for the Compañía Nacional de Danza.
Carmen, The Story is an accessible production. As was done for Giselle, The Story, it has been translated into braille. In addition, the dissemination of the story on YouTube will be simultaneously translated into sign language. Spain’s National Dance Company through its department of educational activities – CND Educa – continues to make a continuous effort in favor of inclusion and integration.
Compañía Nacional de Danza Broadcasts Carmen, The Story