One of the most charming and winning productions of The Nutcracker seen in Italy during the last fifty years, was created for the relatively small company AterBalletto. The company is now known as a contemporary group (it was transformed as such by former Artistic Director Mauro Bigonzetti, whose works dominated its programming from 1997); however, from its beginnings in the … [Read more...] about Amodio and Luzzati’s Nutcracker and Coppélia once again go on tour
Mauro Bigonzetti's Coppélia had already been put aside as the ballet to open La Scala's ballet season on 20 December due to his back problems. There was discussion of another version of the ballet to substitute it, but now everything's changed and we have Misty Copeland and Roberto Bolle in Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet. They danced the balcony scene together last week … [Read more...] about Coppélia scrapped and Misty Copeland and Roberto Bolle as Romeo & Juliet open new ballet season at La Scala
Though this is ‘just a blog’, I decided to leave out backstage gossip from the report of Mauro Bigonzetti’s addio to La Scala. However, as one of Italy’s top newspaper’s has done just that… why not!Bigonzetti handed in his resignation because of the impossibility to continue: he has a slipped disc and his doctors have told him to rest. So after just eight months at the helm … [Read more...] about The real reason Mauro Bigonzetti has left La Scala Ballet?
Mauro Bigonzetti, who was appointed as head of the La Scala Ballet at the beginning of this year, has been forced to step down.A severe back problem has persisted since the beginning of the summer and his doctors have said that he mustn’t use any force in the foreseeable future. This means that he can no longer continue with his duties as director of the Company.The … [Read more...] about Mauro Bigonzetti resigns as director of La Scala Ballet Company
You may remember dancers from the La Scala Ballet Company objecting at the decision to appoint Mauro Bigonzetti as it's new boss and to his programming for his first season? Now dancers at Berlin have initiated a 'Save Staatsballett Berlin!' campaign.Although Bigonzetti was confirmed as the new director, the Berlin troupe are hoping to be successful with their Change.org … [Read more...] about Berlin dancers say ‘Save Staatsballett Berlin!’ with a Change.org petition