Ballet Victoria's Carmen and Bolero

Ballet Victoria's Carmen and Bolero
Carmen, set to Bizet’s iconic score, recounts the dramatic tale of freedom and passion in a new one-act ballet. Carmen explores love and adversity through visceral choreography, creating an emotionally compelling production.

Fiery and passionate, Destrooper’s Carmen recounts the tragedy of an untamed gypsy and her lover, Don José. Enticed by Carmen’s charms, Don José abandons both fiancée and military career for the elusive Carmen. With athleticism and grace, the dancers of Ballet Victoria portray the spectrum of intense emotions that drive this famous story.

“The dancers in a show like this have to be extremely strong, flexible, fast and coordinated to deliver a seamless, polished performance, and the Ballet Victoria artists are that and more...Artistic director Paul Destrooper has crafted a mixed program that offers an extraordinary visual feast from start to finish.” - Times Colonist

A new pas de deux set to Ravel’s iconic Bolero. Drawing inspiration from nature and the universe, the work plays with the very physical, sculptural, mysterious, and timeless language of the human body.

About Ballet Victoria
Founded in 2002, Ballet Victoria is a boutique professional ballet company
with 12 dancers and four yearly productions. Their performances are dramatic,
technically demanding, and often laced with humour.

Ballet Victoria’s productions are accessible and relevant to a wide range of multicultural
audiences. The shows are entertaining, hold great artistic depth and
satisfy both those who discover ballet and the expert aficionado.
Under the direction of Paul Destrooper, the artistic team is constantly exploring
new territory. Ballet Victoria has produced nearly one hundred new works and
has toured in Canada, the United States, and Mexico.