Choreography and directions Tiina Lindfors.
The Carmen dance piece uses Rodion Štšedrin’s genius adaptation of Bizet’s opera. The choreography of the drama combines classic movement and modern dance to form a strong dance-theatre narrative.
The role of Carmen is performed by Anneke Lönnroth, who has made a fantastic solo career in the Finnish national ballet. In Lindfors’ work the classic is interpreted in a new way that inevitably moves toward its culmination, but has glimpses of humour among the tragic twists. The performance is a strong celebration of dance that matches Štšedrin’s musical tornado of rhythm in force.
Music: Rodion Štšedrin’s Ballet suite after Bizet
On stage: the ERI ensemble
Costumes: Pirjo Liiri-Majava, Tuula Bergqvist
Scenography: Teppo Järvinen
Lights: Esa Kyllönen