July 19, 2024, 20:00
Great Hall

Barcelona Flamenco Ballet “Carmen”

Barcelona Flamenco Ballet (Spain)

On 19 July, the Barcelona Flamenco Ballet will visit the Festival with a special dance performance, Carmen.

The Barcelona Flamenco Ballet represents an innovative concept of flamenco, preserving the traditional roots of the dance in its performances, combining jazz music and contemporary ballet to create a modern and energetic language for the stage. In the new project, Carmen, they focus on the myth of Carmen and its message of courage and freedom in an unjust world. Prosper Merimee’s story is brought to life in an original production with excerpts and arrangements from Georges Bizet’s famous opera Carmen, flamenco singing and original music by guitarist and composer Ivan Perez. This performance incorporates unprecedented elements of flamenco, adapting it to contemporary realities, creating a new paradigm of the Carmen myth and flamenco art of the 21st century.

Barcelona Flamenco Ballet was founded in 2017 by Catalan dancer and choreographer David Gutiérrez. The group has become an ambassador for the city of Barcelona and the flamenco tradition worldwide. They have performed in nearly 40 countries, including the United States, China and the United Kingdom by giving performances at major theatres and festivals.

Approximate duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


Barcelona Flamenco Ballet

Founded in 2017 by the Catalan dancer and choreographer David Gutiérrez, Barcelona Flamenco Ballet (BFB) is recognized by the press and international institutions as ‘the flamenco ballet of Barcelona’, and an ambassador of the city which exhibits the great flamenco tradition that historically flourished in Catalonia. Up to 40 countries across each continent, including the United States, China, and the United Kingdom, have presented the BFB in their main theatres and festivals. Over 7 seasons, more than 500,000 spectators have enthusiastically welcomed their dance and have granted them a leading place in the international dance scene and in the heart of flamenco within Catalonia