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Jiri Kylian's Car Men

Claude Debussy | Nederlands Dans Theater

Year: 2006, 28 mins
Code: AH-Carmen

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Car Men is a collaboration between the renowned choreographer Jíri Kylían and filmmaker Boris Paval Conen. Based on the opera 'CARMEN' by Georges Bizet they shot a hilarious and poetic short film in the destroyed landscape of a Czech brown coal mine. The actors in this film are older dancers (around 50 years old) and the main prop is a 'TATRA 87', a famous car from 1937.


Soloists: Sabine Kupferber

Orchestra: Nederlands Dans Theater 

Director: Boris Paval, Jiří Kylián

Choreographer: Jiří Kylián

Music: Georges Bizet, Han Otten

Costumes: Stephanie Marien

Props: Vorm & Decor

Editor: Jef Hertoghs

Make Up: Eva Nyklickova

Grip: Jiri Hovorka

Carmen: Sabine Kupferberg

Micaela: Gioconda Barbuto


"…the film captures these works cleanly, and Car Men looks particularly good because it was created with cameras in mind. This is another desirable addition to the Kylián videography." (Raymond Tuttle,

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