Carmen & Frida

Carmen & Frida in San Mateo on Saturday, April 1, 2023
Carmen & Frida in San Mateo on Saturday, April 1, 2023
Saturday, April 1, 2023 -- Sunday, April 2, 2023, 1900 - 1500
2 Women of Power and Passion - two Spectacular Dance Works in One Program

Carmen Suite
Artistic Director Gregory Amato’s reimagined Carmen is set to Soviet-era composer Rodion Shchedrin’s “iconoclastic but highly entertaining retelling of Georges Bizet's opera,” scored for strings and battery of percussion instruments. This one-act ballet recounts the familiar operatic love triangle between our Spanish Gypsy Carmen; her lover and soldier Don José; and the highly attractive torero, Escamillo – but in Amato’s gender-bending interpretation, Escamillo is modeled after celebrated and real-life female 19th century bull-fighting matador, Maria Isabel Atienzer (Maribel). All three characters must face a choice between the prospect of love, or the security and comfort of familiarity; only tragedy can ensue. ᴉOle!

The Paintings of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Movement
Following its initial premiere in 2012, this encore presentation, which has been condensed into one act, is an analysis of the works of celebrated husband and wife artists, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, which unearths elements inherent in Mexican culture that are deeply rooted in class differences. Director Zenón Barrón interprets these into the language of dance in this selection of traditionally based choreographies by focusing on specific elements within the paintings.

Event Dates & Time:
April 1st, 7pm
April 2nd, 3pm

Event Price Range:
$25 - $60


Category: Arts | Performing Arts | Ballet
Starting Price Per Person
Other Information
San Mateo Performing Arts Center
600 North Delaware Street
San Mateo California 94401
United States
( Theatre - Cinema Hall )

Event Organizer Contact
Christine Leslie
(650) 342-3262
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Event ID: 213183

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