La Scala has released its new ballet season for 2016-2017. Not surprisingly, the new Ballet Director, Mauro Bigonzetti, is putting his mark on the season with a new production of Coppélia which he will choreograph to launch the season. Bigonzetti's long-standing collaborator Eugenio Scigliano will create a new version of Sheherazade, while in the same evening, Bigonzetti will … [Read more...] about Teatro alla Scala new ballet season 2016-2017, “a strange equilibrium”
The week-long San Remo Song Festival has featured classical dancers twice this year: a virtual Carla Fracci, and Roberto Bolle in flesh and bone.Bolle opened last night's Final of the competition, dancing to the music of Queen, We Will Rock You, and is looking in splendid form in his 41st year! The choreography was by Mauro Bigonzetti, who has just been appointed new head … [Read more...] about Carla Fracci and Roberto Bolle in Italy’s most popular TV event
According to a report online in Paris Match, Benjamin Millepied is on the verge of leaving the Paris Opera Ballet. He took up the position as head of one of the world’s most celebrated ballet companies just over a year ago, saying that he would shake it up a little, bringing also a little Hollywood glamour with his actress wife, Natalie Portman.His arrival was controversial … [Read more...] about Benjamin Millepied to leave Paris Opera Ballet… Is La Scala the new POB?