If you visit NASA’s website, they define a protostar as the “hot core at the heart of the collapsing cloud that will one day become a star”.19-year-old Martina Arduino, who graduated from La Scala’s Ballet Academy just a year ago was entrusted last night, as her first ever principal role(s), with the Odette/Odile characters in Alexei Ratmansky’s new Swan Lake. She is not … [Read more...] about Martina Arduino in Ratmansky’s Swan Lake – a ballet star is born at La Scala?
Nicola Del Freo
The new director of La Scala’s ballet company, Mauro Bigonzetti, has chosen to present the new version of Swan Lake with in-house casting “to help our dancers grow”. This is very unusual at La Scala, at least for the big repertory pieces.The young talents are Principal dancer Nicoletta Manni who will open the run tomorrow, 30 June and will dance with a young corps dancer, … [Read more...] about La Scala dancers talk about being in Ratmansky’s Swan Lake
Alexei Ratmansky’s reconstruction of Marius Petipa’s Swan Lake was rapturously received by almost all the critics when it premiered in Zurich in February. Alastair Macaulay in The New York Times said, “This Swan Lake has become the one by which we should judge all others.”This touchstone production, then, is about to open in Milan, though a little different to the one in … [Read more...] about Ratmansky explains why his Swan Lake is arriving bigger and better at La Scala