APPALACHIAN SPRING

CHOREOGRAPHY Raphael Bianco
CHOREOGRAPHY ASSISTANT Elena Rolla
MAITRE DE BALLET Vincenzo Galano
MUSIC Aaron Copland
LIGHTS Enzo Galia
COSTUMES Melissa Boltri
DANCERS 8
DURATION 20 min

In 1944 the composer Aaron Copland with the great American choreography Martha Graham, created Appalachian Spring, a ballet with a strong American identity dedicated to the life of the pioneers of the previous century to their religious and social dynamic values. What to pick up from a ballet strongly characterized by a national, ethnic and cultural identity very far from me, from us, from our culture and our time? A ballet created by one of the greatest choreographies in the history of dance with which any comparison would still be difficult if not impossible, wanting to follow the libretto and the structure. Well, I believe that the starting point is precisely the music, poetic, dynamic and stimulating for a concerting, non-narrative choreographic representation and for certifying mysterious attentions, inspired by the theme of erring as was precisely that of the pioneers, courageous explorers looking for new spaces, through a difficult and exciting journey towards the unknown.

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