The latest issue of Dancing Times magazine (out on Friday) contains a double-page spread dedicated to the Gramilano 'Danza in Italia' column reviews, with a look at Rudolph Nureyev's Sleeping Beauty at La Scala, The Tokyo Ballet on tour in Italy, and Daniele Cipriani Company's new production SHINE Pink Floyd Ballet at Verona's Teatro Romano. Sleeping Beauty saw Polina … [Read more...] about Dancing Times, November 2019 edition – with Gramilano’s Danza in Italia column including Sleeping Beauty at La Scala and Pink Floyd in Verona
Pink Floyd Ballet
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
"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!