Lambertville, NJ based Roxey Ballet will continue to celebrate it’s 23rd Anniversary Season with performances through spring of 2018.
In February, Roxey Ballet is present a night of romance with its contemporary retelling of “Carmen” on the Friday February 2nd
through February 11th.
Roxey Ballet’s “Carmen” is a sizzling production with a cast of 14 international artists performing in the electrifying one-act ballet, which is choreographed by company founder Mark Roxey. “Carmen” is a sensually vivid and passionate story of lust and treachery based on the fabled temptress of Seville. The story follows the downward spiral of “Carmen: after Prosper Merimee’s novel and George Bizet’s opera. It is a highly contemporary ballet stylized in abstract décor. The Ballet has captured and scandalized audiences throughout the world since French Dancer Master Roland Petit first presented the 45-minute tale of seduction and betrayal at Prince’s Theatre in London in 1949. The central love duet for Carmen and Don Jose is said to be among the most sensual couplings ever to be put on the stage.
We are introduced to Don Jose, danced by dancer, Brandon McGuirk , who is distracted by the temptation of love from his mistress, Carmen, danced by Chanmee Jeong, but is reminded of his commitment to his wife, Michaela, danced by artists, Nerea Barrondo. Carmen is a cigarette factory worker along with her five factory friends danced by Christina Holl, Tuiana Balzheiv, Cydney Bronstein, Azusa Okamoto, and Mill Ballet School up and coming future star Hanna Copland. Carmen has many admirers including Escamillo, a Toreador, danced by Kaito Yamamoto, Zuniga, a captain, danced by Fred Ocansey, Morales who is a soldier and smuggler, danced by George Berry and a cigarette factory man, danced by Daniel Rocha.
The Roxey Ballet’s Rendition of “Carmen” follows a romance twists that serves to created character that are vibrant. Who will fall to the tragic consequences and who will survive? This evening of powerful dance will also include guest Performances by Lisa Botalico, a world class flamenco dancer
This evening of dance performance will feature over 15 Trainees performers of the Roxey Ballet pre-professional training program in partnership with Mill Ballet School of Lambertville.
The full production of “Carmen” will be presented from Friday February 2 through February 11th. Performances will be held at the Canal Studio Theater at 243 North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530. Ticket prices range from $20.00 -$54.50. Tickets are also on sale for Roxey Ballet’s Spring gala performances of The Jungle Book Ballet “Mowgli”. For special discounts visit them on social media. For more information or to purchase visit www.roxeyballet.org
20-50 discounts provided on social media feeds
totally accessible for patrons requiring special assistance visit roxeyballet.org/patronservices