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Ballet Hispánico CARMEN.maquia

May01, 2021 | 12:00 - 12:00 PM

3-part streaming experience! 

“This Carmen has a spare, elegant, Modernist look.” – Brian Seibert, The New York Times

Streaming Performance • Tuesday, April 27—Saturday, May 1, 2021

A Picasso-inspired, contemporary take on Bizet’s beloved classic. The physically charged and sensual choreography fuses contemporary dance with nods to the Spanish paso doble and flamenco.

A Conversation with Choreographer & Cast • Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 7pm

Hosted by Ballet Hispánico's Artistic Director & CEO, Eduardo Vilaro, a live, in-depth conversation with our artists. Eduardo is joined by choreographer Gustavo Ramírez Sansano and Company dancers, Shelby Colona and Chris Bloom to give you a behind the scenes look at Ramírez Sansano's work for the Company, CARMEN.maquia. You must purchase a ticket to the streaming performance to participate in this free event.

Ballet Hispánico Virtual Dance Class • Saturday, May 1, 2021, 7pm

Join one of Ballet Hispánico's world-class artists for a live, virtual dance class! Get moving and learn about Latinx culture through the lens of America's leading Latinx dance organization, fun for the first-time dancer and well-versed artist. You must purchase a ticket to the streaming performance to participate in this free event.


  • Regular Price: $18 per streaming link
  • Macomb Center Donors: $15 per streaming link

Each streaming link purchase will enable you to view the performance at any time between April 27-May 1, on one streaming device. CARMEN.maquia the performance will be streamed via YouTube. Both A Conversation with Choreographer & Cast and Ballet Hispánico Virtual Dance Class are complimentary events with the purchase of a streaming link to CARMEN.maquia and will be presented via Zoom. While these events are complimentary, preregistration is required for each event.


New York Premiere: November 22, 2014 at The Apollo Theater

Choreography by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano

Music from Various Works by Georges Bizet, performed by the Slovak Philharmonic, Praha Philharmonic, New Zealand Symphony, and National Symphony Orchestras, and by the Arte Ensemble. Carmen Fantasy, by Pablo de Sarasate, performed by the Apollo Symphony Orchestra

Set Design and Construction by Luis Crespo

Costume Design by David Delfín

Costume Construction by Travis Halsey, Diana Ruettiger

Lighting Design by Joshua Preston

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