Carmen

Touring Nationally
25 May - 5 August

 

Passion and power collide as Melbourne City Ballet present Carmen

Don José is called upon to return home to marry childhood sweetheart Micaela.  However, a chance encounter with the enchanting gypsy girl Carmen, leads them both into a tumultuous relationship of passion and destruction. A fiery, free spirited woman, Carmen’s fate is written in the cards but she refuses to be tamed by any man.

The splendor of Carmen is in the passionate pas de deux’s and stirring group numbers, so whether it’s the seductive factory workers that lure you in or the strutting bullfighters that set your hearts aflutter, Melbourne City Ballet’s Carmen is a vibrant and bold production that from the very first overture will have audiences en garde!

 
 

 
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Venues

Redcliffe Cultural Centre, Redcliffe (Moreton Bay) QLD
25 May at 7.30pm

Byron Bay Community Theatre, Byron Bay NSW
26 May at 7.30pm
27 May at 1.30pm

Glenn Innes Chapel Theatre, Glen Innes NSW
30 May at 7.30pm

Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts, Tenterfield NSW
31 May at 7.30pm

TAS Hoskins Centre, Armidale NSW
1 June at 7.30pm

Production information

Choreography: Michael Pappalardo

Music: Bizet

Duration: 90 mins

Suitability: This production includes two scenes involving retractable knives and one dramatic death scene.


The young dancers were sensational and gave terrific performances…dramatic and intense, and the pas de deux were excellent. A most interesting version excellently danced.
— Lynne Lancaster, Dance Informa

The Roxy Theatre, Bingara NSW
2 June at 1.30pm
2 June at 7.30pm

 

 

The Crossing Theatre, Narrabri NSW
3 June at 2.30pm

 

 

The Capitol Theatre, Tamworth NSW
8 June at 7.30pm

 

 

The Glasshouse, Port Macquarie NSW
9 June at 7.30pm

 

 

Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub, Katoomba NSW
10 June at 7.30pm

 

 

Gladstone Entertainment & Cultural Centre, Gladstone QLD
14 June at 7.30pm

 

 

The Burdekin Theatre, Ayr QLD
17 June at 2.30pm

 

 

The Clocktower Centre, Moonee Ponds (Melbourne) VIC
22 June at 7.30pm

Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, Traralgon VIC
23 June at 7.30pm

 

 

WEDGE Performing Arts Centre, Sale VIC (Sunday Silver Series)
24 June at 2pm

 

 

The World Theatre, Charters Towers QLD
13 July at 7.30pm

 

 

Godinmayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Cultural Centre, Katherine NT
3 August at 7.30pm

 

 

Desert Harmony Festival at Civic Hall, Tennant Creek NT
4 August at 3pm

Join the Cast of "Carmen"

 
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Would you like to be a part of Melbourne City Ballet's upcoming production of CARMEN?

Melbourne City Ballet will provide opportunities for young dancers seeking to experience being a part of a live ballet production.

In 2017, young dancers across the country will have the opportunity to register to be a part of the magic of this wonderful production, representing their communities onstage with the company.

There are various roles that need to be filled for this production. Melbourne City Ballet will be predominately looking for dancers, both boys and girls, aged between 8 and 18 years old.  Basic ballet skills and knowledge are required. 

Dancers will learn the choreography within the workshop. Those who are successful will be notified at the end of the workshop and will be given more detailed information about the show. 

Auditions will include participation in our community workshops which are $10 per head. 

 

List of participating venues

 

Redcliffe Cultural Centre, Redcliffe (Moreton Bay) QLD
Show: 25 May at 7.30pm
(Auditions: 25 May at 2:30pm- Steps Dance School, Rothwell)
Register for auditions here

 

Byron Bay Community Theatre, Byron Bay NSW
Show: 26 May at 7.30pm
Show: 27 May at 1.30pm
(Auditions: 26 May at 3:30pm- Byron Bay Community Theatre, Byron Bay)
Contact the venue to register for auditions

 

Glenn Innes Chapel Theatre, Glen Innes NSW
Show: 30 May at 7.30pm
(Auditions: 30 May at 3:30pm- Glen Innes Chapel Theatre, Glen Innes)
Contact the venue to register for auditions

 

Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts, Tenterfield NSW
Show: 31 May at 7.30pm
(Auditions: 31 May at 3:30pm- Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts, Tenterfield)
Register for auditions here

 

TAS Hoskins Centre, Armidale NSW
Show: 1 June at 7.30pm
(Auditions: 1 June at 3:30pm- TAS Hoskins Centre, Armidale)
Register for auditions here

 

The Roxy Theatre, Bingara NSW
Show: 2 June at 1.30pm
Show: 2 June at 7.30pm
(Auditions: 2 June at 11:00am- The Roxy Theatre, Bingara)
Register for auditions here

 

The Crossing Theatre, Narrabri NSW
Show: 3 June at 2.30pm
(Auditions: 3 June at 11:00am- The Crossing Theatre, Narrabri)
Register for auditions here

 

The Capitol Theatre, Tamworth NSW
Show: 8 June at 7.30pm
(Auditions: 8 June at 3:30pm- The Capitol Theatre, Tamworth)
Register for auditions here

 

The Glasshouse, Port Macquarie NSW
Show: 9 June at 7.30pm
(Auditions: 9 June at 3:30pm- Port Macquarie Performing Arts)
Register for auditions here

 

Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub, Katoomba NSW
Show: 10 June at 7.30pm
(Auditions: 10 June at 3:30pm- Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub, Katoomba)
Register for auditions here

 

Gladstone Entertainment & Cultural Centre, Gladstone QLD
Show: 14 June at 7.30pm
(Auditions: 14 June at 3:30pm- Gladstone Entertainment & Cultural Centre, Gladstone)
Register for auditions here

 

The Burdekin Theatre, Ayr QLD
Show: 17 June at 2.30pm
(Auditions: 17 June at 11:00am- The Burdekin Theatre, Ayr)
Register for auditions here

 

The Clocktower Centre, Moonee Ponds (Melbourne) VIC
Show: 22 June at 7.30pm
(Auditions: 20 June at 5:30pm- Melbourne City Ballet Centre, Coburg)
Register for auditions here

 

Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, Traralgon VIC
Show: 23 June at 7.30pm
(Auditions: 23 June at 10:00am- Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, Traralgon)
Contact the theatre to register for auditions

 

WEDGE Performing Arts Centre, Sale VIC (Silver Sunday Series)
Show: 24 June at 2pm
(Auditions: 24 June at 11:00am- WEDGE Performing Arts Centre, Sale VIC)
Register for auditions here

 

The World Theatre, Charters Towers QLD
Show: 13 July at 7.30pm
(Auditions: 13 July at 3:30pm- The World Theatre, Charters Towers)
Register for auditions here

 

Riverway Arts Centre, Townsville QLD
Show: 14 July at 7.30pm
Show: 15 July at 1.30pm
(Auditions: 14 July at 3:30pm- Riverway Arts Centre, Townsville)
Register for auditions here

 

Godinmayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Cultural Centre, Katherine NT
Show: 3 August at 7.30pm
(Auditions: 3 August at 3:30pm- Godinmayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Cultural Centre, Katherine)
Register for auditions here