CARMEN & Raymonda Grand Pas Classique

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CARMEN & Raymonda Grand Pas Classique

Time & Location

22 Apr, 8:00 pm

Damansara Performing Arts Centre, H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

About The Event

SHOW DATES

April 22 (Friday) 8:00pm

April 23 (Saturday) 8:00pm

April 24 (Sunday) 3:00pm

April 29 (Friday) 8:00pm

April 30 (Saturday) 8:00pm

May 1 (Sunday) 3:00pm

Show duration: 2hr 5 mins with 2 intermissions

TICKETS

RM88, RM108, RM128

www.dpac.com.my

Tel: 03-4065 0001, 03-4065 0002

PROGRAM

RAYMONDA GRAND PAS CLASSIQUE HONGROIS

Choreography: Marius Petipa

Music: Alexander Glazunov

Synopsis:

Raymonda was created by Marius Petipa in 1898. It contains some of his most spectacular choreography and a magnificent score by Alexander Glazunov, full of spirited rhythms and lilting waltzes.

Raymonda Grand Pas Classique opens with a celebratory Waltz followed by the knightly Entree and Grand Adage (Pas De Dix). The excerpts consist of a lively female Pas De Quatre and a strong Mens’ Dance, a variety of female and male variations followed by Raymonda’s and Jean de Brienne’s variation to celebrate the couple’s wedding.

The act concludes with a Grand Coda Finale.

-Intermission-

CARMEN

Choreography: Choong Wan Chin

Music: Georges Bizet, Rodion Shchedrin

Synopsis:

This interpretation of ‘Carmen’ not only retells the story we are familiar with but is overlaid with another, more symbolic level. It can be seen as a struggle of opposites where each attempts to impose its will on the other with love as the tool. Carmen is the free spirit, fatally attractive with devil-may-care callousness while Jose is the upright officer who goes by the book. Jose, as Shakespeare said of another love-struck hero, ‘loved not wisely but too well’ so that his demand for complete devotion chokes Carmen’s exuberance. In the end, both attain their goals in an ironic twist - she can belong to no one else ever again except Jose even as her spirit is set free.

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