A free streaming of the Les Étoiles gala from Rome, filmed earlier this year, will be available from tomorrow, 29 April, on ITsART – the streaming platform for Italian art and culture.
ITsART celebrates International Dance Day (the anniversary of the birth of Jean-Georges Noverre, the creator of modern ballet) with a selection of pieces from Daniele Cipriani's international dance gala from the Auditorium Parco della Musica with Eleonora Abbagnato, Natalia Osipova, Fumi Kaneko, Vadim Muntagirov, Maia Makhateli, Daniil Simkin, Luis Valle, Sergio Bernal and Ana Sophia Scheller.
Les Étoiles will be available from Friday 29 April at 21.00 CET. It requires that the viewer signs up with a telephone number and email address, but boxes to tick giving consent to send advertising and use personal data can be left unchecked. A browser translator will lead you easily through the quick signup process. The stream will only be available in Europe.
Fumi Kaneko, the newly minted principal at The Royal Ballet, dances the white and black swan pas de deux with Vadim Muntagirov. Sergio Bernal performs a flamenco number, Danza de los ojos verdes, and Le roi danse, inspired by Louis XIV, with his own choreography.
A pas de deux from Spartacus with choreography by Azari Plisetsky (Maya Plisetskaya's younger brother) is danced by Cuban-trained Luis Valle and Ana Sophia Scheller.
Daniil Simkin and Maia Makhateli perform the final act pas de deux from Don Quixote, and Muntagirov is seen again with Natalia Osipova in the second act pas de deux from Le Corsaire.
Eleonora Abbagnato will dance the scene with the four gardeners from Angelin Preljocaj's Le Parc.
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.