Wellington Drag Diva Carmen is the inspiration for a new Jack Body work, Carmen Dances, performed by the NZSO in Wellington tonight and at the Auckland Town Hall next Friday night. Originally comjmissioned by the Royal NZ Ballet, the piece has emerged as a dance and music performance incorporating Cartmen Rupe's African Snake Dance, Salome, Hawaiian Hula and cabaret disco. Performers include Maori and Flamenco singers and a tenor singing deconstructed arias from Bizet's Carmen. The performances debut the first part of a projected bigger work which Body is still working on, with Carmen herself attending tonight's show.
Credit: GayNZ.com News Staff
First published: Friday, 25th October 2002 - 12:00pm
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