Fast-paced situations are interluded by lyrical, intimate moments. “One of the reasons why I am doing Carmen is that it is an emotional performance. I love emotional performances!” says the show’s director & choreographer Ján Ďurovčík.

Love story with tragic end, presented by dancers of SDT, represents the motional and philosophical stylization. It is the reunion of two worlds, philosophies: the libertine and conservative one. Their connection generates misunderstanding, which is the source of everything happening on the stage. Once again, author is presenting the theme in the form of total theatre, where the emotion is mediated by the unity of music, dance and dramatic expression. He has respect towards the original libretto, his work is based on Shchedrin and Bizet. The basic plot, acting of characters is preserved as we know it, but at the same time is richly paraphrasing. The space is utilized for own interpretations. In Carmen of the Slovak Dance Theatre, there are elements of folklore, but it will be nothing near to a folklore performance.


Georges Bizet / Rodion Ščedrin

Libretto, choreography and direction

Ján Ďurovčík

Costume design

Andrej Baraník

Set design

Jakub Klimo

Assistant choreographer

Marianna Paulíková


Matúš Gazdík


Pavol Pogány – Pogy

Performed by

Silvia Beláková, Viera Bieliková, Ivan Martiš, Filip Takáč, Marianna Paulíková, Soňa Hrončoková, Ladislav Cmorej, Lucia Mankovecká, Ivana Kučerová