Carmen, Ballet Ireland, Lilian Baylis Studio Theatre - reviewed on 4th June
|Zoe Ashe-Browne as Carmen|
Choreographed by Morgann Runacre-Temple, it uses Rodion Shchedrin’s recorded score, but chopped up and interspersed with live music and even an opera song. The set – a large minimalist wooden box which rotates and unfolds – is effective, and Zoe Ashe-Browne excels in the lead role.
Most memorable was when the cast danced and clapped along to the onstage guitar-playing, and I wish there had been more of that.