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Dance performance to the music by Georges Bizet and Rodion Shchedrin.

Choreographer ‒ Anzelika Cholina.

Stage designer ‒ Jurate Paulekaite.

Costume designer ‒ Juozas Statkevicius.

Lighting designer ‒Tadas Valeika


Carmen: Olga Lerman.

Don Chose: Leonid Bichevin, Eldar Dhanibekov.

Toreador: Dmitry Solomykin, Aleksey Nesterenko.

Premiere: 2012 11 24.

Duration: 75 minutes.


“Carmen” includes Spanish dances, classical ballet and modern dance. Supreme choreographic improvisation, refined costumes and successful set solutions creates an intense and stylish atmosphere.

“Carmen” is a well-known story of love, passion and betrayal. In A. Cholina’s dance performance this story gets a new twist: Carmen becomes a winner. Carmen did love, was betrayed, she died, but… she won at the end because her love was stronger than life itself.

Cholina’s “Carmen” consists of powerful and mutually supporting climactic moments: the incantation scene where the black fan becomes the token of Carmen’s fate; the fight scene in the cigar factory; meeting with Don José in prison; the bullfight and Carmen’s death.


‘I could still see her big black eyes fastened on me; then they clouded and closed.  I sat for an hour near her dead body, stunned. Then I remembered her saying time and again she wished to be buried in the woods. I dug a hole with my knife and put her there. I was looking for her ring for a while and the found it. I put the ring and a small cross in the hole near her. I don’t know, maybe that was in vain.’


Prosper Mérimée

Carmen, 1845



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