From tomorrow, 30 October until 1 November the Italian Royal Ballet dancer Mara Galeazzi will bring some exciting dancing to Milan as the Milan Expo 2015 comes to an end.
An interesting programme includes new works, a world première from Australian choreographer Tim Podesta, as well as a few repertory favourites… something for everyone, and for ballet lovers a delicious mix.
Galeazzi's friends are Anna Tsygankova and Jozef Varga from the Dutch National Ballet, Elena Vostrotina and Raphael Coumes Marquet from Dresden Semperoper, Alexandra Lo Sardo and Jon Alex Fransson from the Danish Ballet, and Mara herself will dance with the Royal Ballet's Gary Avis.
Mara Galeazzi & Friends, International Dance Gala – Teatro Carcano
30 October 7.30pm, 31 October 8.30pm, 1 November 4pm
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Mara Galeazzi & Friends, International Dance Gala – Programme
Mara Galeazzi and Gary Avis will perform:
Choreography: William Tuckett
Music: Christian Zeal and Activity by John Adams
Edo de Waart and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
FROM THE SHADE – (World première)
Choreography: Tim Podesta
Music: Earth Prelude by Ludovico Einaudi
Choreography: Alastair Marriott
Assistant choreographer: Jonathan Howells
Music: Verzagen by Brahms
Lighting: Adam Witshire
Mara Galeazzi will perform:
Choreography: Wayne McGregor
Music: Adagio from Sonata N°5 in F minor by J S Bach
Anna Tsygankova and Jozef Varga will perform:
BLACK SWAN – Act III pas de deux
Choreography: Marius Petipa
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Maurice Ravel
Elena Vostrotina and Raphael Coumes Marquet will perform
IN THE MIDDLE SOMEWHAT ELEVATED
Choreography: William Forsythe
Music: Thom Willems
THE GREY AREA
Choreography: David Dawson
Music: Neils Lanz
Costumes: Yumiko Takesmina
Alexandra Lo Sardo and Jon Axel Fransson will perform:
Choreography: August Bournonville
Music: Herman Løvenskiold
Choreography: Alexander Ekman
Music: Sonata 5 ‘Sitio' by Sándor Végh
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano') about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman's Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia' column for Dancing Times magazine.
Wow .. Lots of modern, not many tutu’s and relatively unknown dancers .. I smell educating an audience! I did get excites about the La Sylphide til I saw Eckman. And In The Middle ……… Hard!
How much are tickets? With the Etoiles gala coming up, I would be making that decision.
It’s a programme completely different from the Gala at La Scala, with prices completely different too: €34 top price, €13.50 for the balcony.
Nice cross-section of ballet pieces- if you go have a glass of a white wine for me from my favorite Italian town for wine – Orvietto!