On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Foundation of the United Nations, Teatro alla Scala, following on the initiative of the Italian Permanent Representation to the United Nations, together with the Founder and main Partner of the bank Intesa Sanpaolo’s Season, has made a documentary on dance with the participation of the theatre’s étoile Roberto Bolle, the principal dancers and La Scala’s corps de ballet.
The video will be broadcast at the New York Glass Palace and streamed online tonight, 22 October at 6.00 pm (Italian time). It will not be available after that time. It will be streamed on:
The documentary will contain some of the programming from the recent reopening gala in Milan:
Nicoletta Manni – Roberto Bolle
Swan Lake (Act III)
Virna Toppi – Roberto Bolle
L’altro Casanova (The Other Casanova)
Choreography by Gianluca Schiavoni
Music by Antonio Vivaldi
Martina Arduino – Marco Agostino – Mattia Semperboni
Le Corsaire (Pas de trois, Act II)
Choreography by Anna- Marie Holmes from Petipa and Sergeyev
Music by Riccardo Drigo, Boris Fitinhof-Schell, Yuly Gerber – Orchestration by Kevin Galiè
The Sleeping Beauty (Act II)
Choreography by Rudolf Nureyev
Choreography by Massimiliano Volpini
Music by Davide Boosta Dileo and Erik Satie
Photo: Ballet Gala Le Corsaire – Martina Arduino, Marco Agostino and Mattia Semperboni, photo by Brescia e Amisano Teatro alla Scala
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.