Carlos Saura’s film Carmen was an international box office hit in 1983.
Choreographed by the legendary Antonio Gades to the music of Bizet, the film interweaves dance rehearsals with romantic encounters, characters’ fights with choreographed rumbles, and a comical patchwork of ‘March of the Toreadors’. Gades plays a burgeoning choreographer searching for a dancer to take on the role of Carmen and then falls in love with his choice. As the film develops, the flamenco dancers become indistinct from their roles. The result is mayhem and magic.
Home to the only summer contemporary dance festival in Nova Scotia, Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal – FODAR is ranked as one of the major dance festivals in the country. Back for its Sixth Season, the festival showcases the best and the current in contemporary dance performed by some of this country’s most celebrated dancers. Each season FODAR also remounts a landmark production from Canada’s rich modern dance legacy. This year, the festival runs from August 19th through 22nd.
- Rated R for moderate nudity
- Director: Carlos Saura
- Starring: Regina Resnik (Carmen), Mario Del Monaco (Don José), and Tom Krause (Escamillo)
- Film is in Spanish with English Subtitles
Reserved seating. TICKETS ON SALE NOW
- Reserved seating: $11
***Seats have are designated in pairs and singles, been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Please choose a seat that is not marked. We ask you to wear a face mask. Hand-sewn masks are available for purchase at King’s Theatre.***