CULTURE

La Cuadra de Sevilla ends Lycabettus run

Acclaimed Seville choreographer Salvador Tavora and his troupe La Cuadra de Sevilla are at Athens’s open-air Lycabettus Theater performing the artist’s newest stage production, «Andalusian Images of Carmina Burana,» which comes after a string of highly successful performances of «Carmen» at the same venue two years ago. The award-winning former matador and director/choreographer has gained international acclaim for his novel approach to presenting the cultural heritage of Andalusia – indeed, a main road in Seville has been named after him. Approximately 10 of the 25 folk songs composed by Carl Orff in 1936 provided the inspiration for Tavora’s central theme of the performance. Thirty performers, two show horses and an impressive abstract stage design in black, white and red aim to bring out the movement and spirit of the music in dance. The show highlights Andalusian traditions and customs, the religious influences of the music, the inherent sexuality of the female gender, and questions of life and death. Like the production «Carmen,» this performance (tonight is the last night) is part of a program titled «Art is Work,» organized by the GMI Corporation in cooperation with the Center for Cultural Studies, which aims at offering free quality entertainment to the unemployed as well as low-wage earners. La Cuadra de Sevilla at the Lycabettus Theater for the last night tonight. For tickets, call 210.725.8510.