Yesterday, 24 June 2022, was the world premiere of a Wayne McGregor work entitled LORE (to the music of Igor Stravinsky’s Les Noces), arriving as a ‘sequel’ to his work AfteRite (to Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du printemps /The Rite of Spring) created for the American Ballet Theatre in 2018.
The photos below are from the dress rehearsal on 22 June:
- Timofej Andrijashenko, Claudio Coviello, Agnese Di Clemente, Domenico Di Cristo, Nicoletta Manni, and Alice Mariani in LORE;
- Alessandra Ferri, Marco Agostino, Martina Arduino, Caterina Bianchi, Nicola Del Freo, Christian Fagetti, Maria Celeste Losa, Valerio Lunadei, Mattia Semperboni, Gioacchino Starace, Virna Toppi, Navrin Turnbull, and Rinaldo Venuti in AfteRite.
Following the outstanding success of his ballet Woolf Works in 2019, Wayne McGregor has returned to La Scala with AfteRite + LORE, a diptych of works to Stravinsky’s music. AfteRite sees the return of Alessandra Ferri to La Scala reprising the role of the role of the Mother that she created with ABT (she was also the lead in Woolf Works at La Scala), while the second title, LORE, has been created on the dancers of the La Scala company.
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.