"Bayadère - Il regno delle ombre" del Nuovo Balletto di Toscana al Festival Danza in Rete il 15 luglio 2021

Bayadère - Il regno delle ombre

Nuovo Balletto di Toscana
Regional premiere

One-act ballet for 11 dancers


Thursday 15 July, 20:00Teatro Comunale di Vicenza - Sala Maggiore

Bayadère is a ballet steeped in idealized exoticism, both in the melodramatic plot and in the aesthetics of the whole. In tradition its most famous scene, the Kingdom of Shadows, is borderline at the limit between the real and the afterlife, where the shadows that appear are as frozen in their tragic condition and the movements they perform are rituals; the act expresses a vision that goes beyond the context and that opens to a passage of pure movement, abstract and lucid in its formal simplicity. My interest is directed precisely to the compositional potential that this scene contains, not to replicate it but to unleash all its dynamic strength and also to restore to the hallucination of Solor his true psychedelic nature. Designed for an ensemble of very young talents, this new Realm of Shadows so mysteriously full of suggestions, belongs to the exceptional times we are living, because it refers to something lost and something possible at the same time, something that concerns the presence of bodies and the intertwining of their trajectories, in a space that is no longer just beyond but is a present that wants to be reinvented with delicacy and passion. (Michele Di Stefano)

creatorsLudwig Minkus e Michele Di Stefano
musicLudwig Minkus
choreographerMichele Di Stefano
costumesSanti Rinciari
light designGiulia Broggi
castin via di definizione
artistic directorCristina Bozzolini
Maitrè de BalletSabrina Vitangeli
production managerSerena Roberti
technical and stage directorSaverio Cona
dressmakerChiara Fontanella

Duration: 50 minuti (senza intervallo)