FONDAZIONE NAZIONALE DELLA DANZA / ATERBALLETTO
|SET AND VIDEO DESIGN||ANGELO DAVOLI|
|MUSIC||GEORG FRIEDRICH HÄNDEL|
|MUSIC CONSULTANT AND INSERTS||BRUNO MORETTI|
|LIGHT DESIGN||CARLO CERRI|
|WORLD PREMIERE||DEC 14, 2007 TEATRO VALLI REGGIO EMILIA (I)|
|LENGTH OF PERFORMANCE||50 MIN|
|ON STAGE||BALLET FOR THE WHOLE COMPANY|
ballet in a prologue and one act
freely inspired by Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso
This work, rather than narrating, transposes in dance, a non verbal, however highly communicative language, the intermingling feelings and passions which move the “women, knights, arms and love”.
It recalls the hyperbolic stories so superbly sung by Ariosto in his most famous poem and the characters, their conflicts, the universal humanity, the uncertainty of reason, the madness and the contradictions within oneself and in society.
The modernity of this poem struck the sensitivity and interest of the artist and choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti, who wrote: “the feelings which, in the end, correspond to passions, and the passions which exercise their power on reason, are a spur to continue the research in order to discover the possibilities of the body, to explore feelings and to express them. A research to reveal the characteristics that make us so tremendously similar, different images of human nature which renders our infinite diversities a great unity”.
FONDAZIONE NAZIONALE DELLA DANZA and
FONDAZIONE I TEATRI – Committee for the theater’s 150th anniversary