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Ballet Hispanico

   
 

Love lives on . . .

   

 

  

 

We saw the most intriguing variation on Carmen in recent years last night at the Joyce Theater.  Carlos Sierra Lopez has choreographed his own short, condensed version of the classic in his dramatic and fiery Destino Incierto (Uncertain Destiny).  The dance is set to Rodion Shchedrin's Carmen Suite and based on the original opera by Bizet.

Lopez's version is fascinating. He takes the three main characters from Carmen--Don Josť, Carmen and Escamillo--and in solos, duets and a tug-of-war trio finale explores their emotional states.  Carmen hesitates between her two loves, is more tentative in her desires.  Don Josť gains in force and resolve while Escamillo remains truest to the original work.  Angelica Burgos as Carmen was exquisite; she managed to be both delicate and strong dancing opposite Rodney Hamilton and Eric Rivera. 

Lopez changed the original title of his piece from Carmen Trio to the daring Destino Incierto.  Daring, because in this piece Carmen survives and the audience is left to wonder what fate holds for the three.

Graciela Daniele's Stages, an homage to Ballet Hispanico founder Tina Ramirez, and Tito on Timbales, a piece by William Whitener set to live Latin music, round out Program 1.  Program 1 runs through October 12.  Program 2 (October 14-19) features Group Portrait of a Lady, Tres Bailes, Ritmo y Ruido and a reprise of Tito.

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