Africarmen, created in 2015, is set in an African township where military corruption is rife, Carmen dangerously and defiantly ignores all warnings in the pursuit for a better life. Played out through the entanglement of desire, deceit and corruption, tragedy follows Carmen like a shadow in hot sun.
Through a synthesis of ballet, contemporary and African dance, Bawren Tavaziva’s interpretation of the Carmen story is strikingly powerful, sensual and beautifully performed by six stunning dancers. The specially commissioned original soundtrack was composed and arranged by Fayyaz Virji.
From the start, Tavaziva’s powerful, fast-paced choreography – a distinct fusion of contemporary and African dance – leads the way. As the dancers fly across the stage they barely pause for breath, their movement at one with the rhythms of the music – a new composition by Fayyaz Virji of Worriors International.
Click here to download the Africarmen programme.