Carmen ballet comes to Calgary

The 19th-century gypsy returns in Yukichi Hattori's world premier

Choreographer Yukichi Hattori's interpretation of Carmen premiers in Edmonton March 20 – 21 before coming to Calgary March 26 – 28 thanks to the talents of Calgary's own Alberta Ballet. The world premier event featuring the 19th-century story of the heart-melting gypsy girl is being described as "provocative" and "sure to entrance you."

Starring dancers Hayna Gutierrez, Kelley McKinlay and Jaciel Gomez, the once groundbreaking and controversial work of art weaves a tale of seduction, love and tragedy sure to leave any audience entertained.

A dress rehearsal of the production was opened to the media this past Monday March 10 and the Calgary Journal was fortunate enough to attend.

Photos by Matt Sutton