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Santa Barbara Premiere
One of Only Three U.S. Dates!

Compañía Nacional de Danza de España

Johan Inger’s Carmen
José Carlos Martínez, Artistic Director
(2017/2018 Performing Arts)

Wed, Mar 7
8:00 PM
Available on the Dance series

“Spain’s leading dance company [is a superb force.]… Dancers possess exquisite musical reflexes, their bodies display that mix of extravagant talent and hardworking modesty.” The Guardian (U.K.)

“Among the top contemporary ballet companies in the world.” Santa Barbara Independent

Founded in 1979, Madrid’s Compañía Nacional de Danza returns to Santa Barbara with a work that is a statement of its compelling artistic direction. Johan Inger’s Carmen is a visionary retelling of mythic and universal elements of passion and violence. Debuting in 2015, and winning the coveted Benois de la Danse prize for choreography in 2016, this contemporary Carmen tells the tale through the eyes of a child, with its heroine a courageous and modern woman, the mountains of Ronda reimagined as poor suburbs, the military now senior executives and the bullfighter recast as a movie star.

Community Dance Class with Compañía Nacional de Danza
Mon, March 5 / 5:30-7:30 PM / Gustafson Dance
2285 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara
Registration: (805) 563-3262. Observers welcome.
Co-presented with Gustafson Dance




Event Sponsors: Sara Miller McCune

Dance Series Sponsors:
Annette & Dr. Richard Caleel
Margo Cohen-Feinberg & Robert Feinberg and the Cohen Family Fund
Irma & Morrie Jurkowitz
Barbara Stupay

Special thanks to:

Voice Magazine


Funded in part by the Community Events & Festivals Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture.
Office of Arts & Culture

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