Scene design for Carmen

Maker and role
Artist: Carlos Mérida, Guatemalan, 1891-1984
Year
ca. 1944
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Object detail

Media/Materials
Gouache and graphite on paper
Measurements
9 x 15 1/8in (22.9 x 38.4cm)
Credit line
Gift of The Tobin Endowment
Accession number
TL2001.95
Department
Theatre production
Ballet with music by Georges Bizet.
Further information
Mérida was director of the School of Dance at the Ministry of Public Education in Mexico City from 1932-35. He invited American choreographer Anna Sokolow to Mexico City in 1939, where she premiered Carmen (choreographed to music by Georges Bizet) in 1944. It is possible that Mérida’s design is for that production.
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