In Split, one of Balletto di Roma’s latest productions, Première, will be staged on the evening of 4 August as part of the 68th Split Summer Festival and in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Zagreb.
‘Première’ was born from the encounter of the choreographer Andrea Costanzo Martini with the dancers of the Balletto di Roma and from the fascination for these young artists who pursue their desire for movement, both as a personal feeling and as a common need. ‘Première’ celebrates humanity, investigates the biographies, the unique and unrepeatable stories of each one. What alignment of stars and planets allowed them to be on the same stage, ready and willing to sacrifice something for us viewers? ‘Première’ reveals that a dance company after all is a village, a tribe, with its primary needs that try to express themselves through a system organized in codes and rules. Between lights and shadows, like in and out of the spotlight.
The production debuted on the 23rd July at the Rossini Theater in Civitanova Marche, as part of the Civitanova Danza Festival, the venue for the presentation of some of the greatest successes of the Balletto di Roma such as ‘Cenerentola’, ‘Bolero’ and ‘Otello’ by Fabrizio Monteverde, as well as the more contemporary ‘Giselle’ by Itamar Serussi and Chris Haring / Liquid Loft, up to the last production Astor- a century of Tango by Valerio Longo. On stage the dancers of the Company directed by Francesca Magnini: Paolo Barbonaglia, Francesco Moro, Alessio Di Traglia, Lorenzo Petri, Giulia Strambini, Serena Marchese, Carola Puddu and Roberta De Simone.