SHINE Pink Floyd Moon is a new dance work from Belgian choreographer, Micha van Hoecke, based on the British band’s most celebrated tracks. Their music is performed live by a ‘tribute’ band, Pink Floyd Legend, though that term might conjure up a negative image of bad wigs and costumes. No, this band, directed and fronted by the excellent Fabio Castaldi, just play Pink Floyd’s … [Read more...] about SHINE Pink Floyd Moon – a dazzling new dance work casts its magic spell
Pink Floyd Ballet
"You must understand that you are another world in miniature, and that there is in you sun and moon and also stars."It’s certainly unusual to kick off a press release about a dance show with a quote from a third-century Christian scholar.Simonetta Allder, head of the press office for Daniele Cipriani Entertainment, usually surprises with her original, thought-provoking and … [Read more...] about SHINE – the Pink Floyd Rock-Opera Ballet in Verona’s Teatro Romano, 5 September
Belgian choreographer, Micha van Hoecke, has collaborated extensively with conductor Riccardo Muti over the years, providing choreography for operas when the Maestro was head of La Scala, and then later in Rome when Muti took over at the Rome Opera for a short time. The association also brought him to the Ravenna Festival, founded and run by Muti’s wife, Cristina Mazzavillani, … [Read more...] about Rock ballet ‘SHINE Pink Floyd Moon’ by Micha van Hoecke tours Italy’s open air festivals
Ivan Vasiliev is a powerful performer, both physically and emotionally. His prowess in ballet pyrotechnics - the leaps, the turns - has brought him fame throughout the world. But he's no circus performer as his Quasimodo in Roland Petit's Notre Dame de Paris in Milan or his Romeo in Frederick Ashton's production of Romeo and Juliet in London demonstrated; he has a fierce and … [Read more...] about Vasiliev is still a jeune homme… careful Ivan!
From top left to right: Alessandra Ferri and Julio Bocca in Carmen; Carla Fracci and Massimo Murru in Chéri; Roland Petit and Carla Fracci rehearsing Chéri;Roland Petit and Loipa Araujo in Coppélia; Zizi Jeanmaire in Mon truc en plumes; Mikhail Baryshnikov in Le jeune homme et la mort;Nicolas Le Riche in Le jeune homme et la mort; Rudolf Nureyev and Zizi Jeanmaire … [Read more...] about Roland Petit in pictures
Great French choreographer and dancer Roland Petit died today in Geneva after a long illness. He was 87.The Paris Opera Ballet gave out the news earlier today. French culture minister Frederic Mitterrand said Petit was "one of the major choreographers of the 20th century"."With his muse Renee Jeanmaire, or Zizi, with whom he formed a mythic couple, he wrote some of the … [Read more...] about Great French choreographer Roland Petit dies at 87
After last year's surprise hit at Milan's La Scala of a revival of Petit's "Pink Floyd Ballet" with Svetlana Zakharova, Massimo Murru, Guillaume Côté and Altankhuyag Dugaraa, the company are now touring the production to Turkey. From tonight in Istanbul Congress Centre the La Scala ballet will perform five performances over the next four days.“Our goal in bringing this … [Read more...] about La Scala ballet company brings Roland Petit’s “Pink Floyd Ballet” to Istanbul