Kimera choreography Gianluca Schiavoni | music M.Ritcher The merger of the dancers’ bodies in the never ending chasing of movements reveals nuances of an entity that, just like the famous mythological monster, is the emblem of a unity made by heterogeneous subjects. The idea of multiplicity that creates infinite possibilities allows the choreography to experiment with new compositions thus expressing alternative and captivating realities. The elegant, free and sinuous movement is the matrix that reveals, almost obsessively, this constant research. These new compositions, these different combinations are Kimera The second out of three choreography Toni Candeloro | music W.A.Mozart For the first time in the history of Balletto di Roma, the famous Apulian choreographer creates an elegant and sensual depiction of the eternal turmoil between abandon and betrayal, the ambiguity of a relationship and the possibility or the impossibility to love at the same time. Race Race choreography Paolo Mangiola | music J.Talbot, R.Teague, B.Iver The performance explores the double meaning of the word “race”, meant as “competition, rush” or “human race, ethnicity”. Through the use of excerpts from Virginia Woolf’s novel “The Waves”, the performance is centred on the questions related to the concepts of identity and belonging, by mirroring the displacements, the collisions and the encounters that each human being experiences within a community. Homage to Verdi choreography Milena Zullo | music G. Verdi An homage to the Italian composer through a not so well-known chamber music work such as his String Quartet in E minor. It is a work in which the movement that stems from the desire to recount the music in an abstract form ends by taking the shape of our most typical traits, thus becoming an atypical concert in which two atypical conductors outline, together with their small orchestra, sketches of our Italian culture.
The Quartet is the new work that has been commissioned to the four choreographers Milena Zullo, Toni Candeloro, Paolo Mangiola and Gianluca Schiavoni. Original performances exclusive for Balletto di Roma are created by the accomplished authors Zullo and Candeloro together with the young Mangiola and Schiavoni, the latter having already experienced working with prestigious national and international companies such as Wayne McGregor| Random Dance (with whom Paolo Mangiola has worked for many years) or Teatro alla Scala (for whom Gianluca Schiavoni has choreographed the performances of L’Altro Casanova and Romeo et Juliette as well as L’Altra Metà del Cielo – together with the director/choreographer Martha Clarke, with music and lyrics by Vasco Rossi – for the 2012 theatrical season). A variety of artistic and professional careers that have been entrusted to the young talents of Balletto di Roma during an evening in which the many different choreographic languages will melt together with music by Mozart and Verdi up to the contemporary M. Ritcher, J. Talbot, R. Teague and B. Iver. Timeless music for an evening in which heterogeneous languages will make us forget the rhetorical aspects of art in general and its most unthinkable applications.
choreography Toni Candeloro Paolo Mangiola Gianluca Schiavoni Milena Zullo maître de ballet Piero Rocchetti lighting designer Emanuele De Maria