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 sound track is composed and arranged by Fayyaz Virji of the Warriors International.
Played out through the entanglement of desire, deceit and corruption in an African township where military corruption is rife, Carmen dangerously and defiantly ignores all warnings in the perusal of a better life but tragedy follows her like a shadow in hot sun.
Each screening will be accompanied by a live workshop with Artistic Director Bawren Tavaziva and will include a 5-10 minute music & dance exercise followed by a 30 minute pre show talk and audience Q&A.
Pre-film workshop: Approximately 40 Minutes
Film: 60 Minutes
This film is part of our Contemporary Dance Series - Book all 3 of our contemporary dance films due to take place this summer and receive a 15% discount or a 10% discount if you book for 2 films.
The following films are part of the Contemporary Dance Series:
- Tavaziva Presents: Africarmen | Thursday 17 June
- ZooNation: Mad Hatter's Tea Party | Friday 2 July
- Motionhouse: Broken | Wednesday 4 August
Footlights/Groups 10+: Discount Applies
We are offering discounted tickets for Abri Housing Association residents for this event. If you are an Abri customer and have not received a discount code please contact the Abri Customer Service Team or the Octagon Theatre & Westlands Entertainment Venue Box Office.
Abri are proud to be sponsoring this event.
A £1.50 ticket levy is included in all ticket prices.