Carmen Sweet

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Riverside Theatres Presents Natalie Weir's

Carmen Sweet

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 10 November - 11 November 2015


Spend the night with the definitive seductress of stage as she weaves her deliciously wicked wiles through one of Expressions Dance Company’s most loved productions.

Performed to Rodion Shchedrin’s gripping Carmen Suite by six dancers, this iconic tale of Spanish heat and gypsy passion unravels when naïve soldier Don Josè has his heart ignited by the fiery Carmen.

Josè’s attempts to tame the freedom-loving beauty are futile, and when she leaves him for the famous matador Escamillo, all three are engulfed in the flames of jealousy and revenge.

Natalie Weir’s Carmen is a free spirit; dangerous, volatile and vulnerable, brought to vivid life by three dancers playing her different states of mind and alter egos.

“A brilliant piece of dance theatre.” The Courier-Mail
“A short, sharp and very entertaining interpretation of a classic tale… Four stars.” Artshub


Want to learn more about dance? Riverside and FORM Dance Projects have teamed up with Vicki Van Hout to present a series of pre-show talks throughout 2015. Join the Dance Circle and meet a group of like-minded people interested in the dance world. You will meet the choreographers and dancers, learn more about the companies, the performance and dance behind the scenes. Admission is FREE – simply show your ticket to either performance of Carmen Sweet to participate.

Wednesday 11 November 6:45PM
Be joined by Vicki Van Hout and her guest Lizzie Vilmanis, Rehearsal Director (Touring) with the production company
Duration approximately 45 minutes

About Vicki Van Hout
Vicki Van Hout is a Wiradjuri descendant. Vicki is a graduate of NAISDA Dance College and the Martha Graham School Of Contemporary Dance, NYC. After graduating in NYC in 1993 Vicki returned to Australia to perform with Bangarra Dance Theatre. Wirad’journi was Vicki’s first full-length work, inspired by Wiradjuri kinship laws. She has choreographed for ATYP, Pulse8, NAISDA, WAAPA, the Helpmann Awards and Quantum Leap.

Dates & Times
Tuesday 10 November 8pm
Wednesday 11 November 8pm

To receive a season package, simply complete the booking form on page 39 of our 2015 Season Brochure, or click here to download and print a copy. To request a 2015 Season Brochure please call Box Office on 8839 3399 or email

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Produced by:
Expressions Dance Company and Queensland Performing Arts Centre

Choreography by:
Natalie Weir

Music by:
Rodion Shchedrin

Design by:
Bill Haycock

Lighting Design by:
Ben Hughes

Audio Design by:
Tony Brumpton

Performed by:
Expressions Dance Company

Image Credit:
Dylan Evans


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60 minutes (No interval)

Ticket Prices

Season Package Adult $36
Season Package Concession $31
Season Package 30 & Under $22
Sidekicks Adult $36
Sidekicks Concession $31
Sidekicks 30 & Under $22
Season Guest Adult $37
Season Guest Concession $32
Single Tickets Adult $42
Single Tickets Concession $37
Single Tickets 30 & Under $28
School Students $25
Groups 10+ $37

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00