Saturday, August 12, 2017
The Egg Performing Arts Center
1 Empire Plaza, Albany, NY 12220
Chiara Ajkun’s choreography portrays Carmen
as a leader of change for women’s free choices. Set apart
by her taunting beauty, Carmen lays eyes on Don Josè.
Explosive sparks follow, and the ultimate romance
of love and passion keeps the audience on the edge of
their seats in this full-length production featuring
dancers from all over the world.
Friday, August 18, 2017
Hostos Center for Arts and Culture
Choreography: Chiara Ajkun
Music: George Bizet (staged to Maria Callas' Paris Opera recording)
Synopsis: Unmatched for passion, jealousy, and a love triangle turned into crime of passion, Carmen is set to Bizet’s stirring music, blazed by the dramatic voice of “La Divina” Maria Callas, and groundbreaking in its realism.
“[Ajkun’s] Carmen is superb…an outstanding success…[her choreography is] a masterly application in technique…wonderfully more elaborate buildings up and much finer characterization of the various personalities”
London Times - Maria Ghirlando
An addictive fire of passion, love triangle and tragedy.