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Matthew Bourne’s “The Car Man – Charlotte

December 11, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Car Man is one of modern dance’s most thrilling and entertaining shows and a signature production for Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures. First seen in 2000, when it won the Evening Standard Award for “Musical Event of the Year,” it has proved to be a smash-hit in the UK and around the world. This recording for Sky Arts was made at Sadler’s Wells during the production’s most recent revival

The Car Man is loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera Carmen and has one of the most instantly recognizable scores in New Adventures’ repertory, brilliantly arranged by Terry Davies. The familiar 19th-century Spanish cigarette factory of the opera becomes a greasy garage-diner in the American mid-west of the 1960s. The arrival of a handsome stranger disturbs the dreams and passions of those who live and work there. Fuelled by heat and desire, the townsfolk are driven into an unstoppable spiral of greed, lust, betrayal and revenge.

Lez Brotherston’s epic design and Chris Davey’s evocative lighting perfectly complement Matthew Bourne’s vivid choreographic storytelling, which draws on a wealth of cinematic references. Together with the glorious dancing of a wonderful cast, they create a delightful, dangerous and ultimately uncompromising vision of small-town America.

 

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Date:
December 11, 2020
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Venue

Charlotte – Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
130 N Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Phone:
(704) 372-1000
Website:
https://www.blumenthalarts.org/