Top-class dance programme for Romaeuropa Festival
This year's top-class and often experimental autumn festival is a feast for lovers of dance, with many top contemporary choreographers and dancers performing new works.
You can't get much better than a programme that offers Akram Khan and Israel Galván's Torobaka on 24-25 Sept, Virgilio Sieni's Dolce Vita on 4-5 Oct, Alain Platel's Coup Fatal on 14-15 Oct, Frederick Gravel's Usually Beauty Fails on 18-19 Oct and Dada Mazilo's Carmen on 29 Oct-2 Nov.
Torobaka, which opens the festival, is the first collaboration between these two very different dancer-choreographers.
In Dolce Vita Sieni, who is often inspired by a literary text, now turns his attention to the Gospels with five scenes from the life of Christ - Annuciation, Crucifixion, Deposition, Pietà and Resurrection, in a combination of beauty and tragedy, piety and levity.
On 25-26 Sept there is a site-specific contemporary interpretation of Monteverdi's Il ballo delle Ingrate by audio and visual artist Letizia Renzini at Villa Medici to choreography by Marina Giovannini.
Most of the dance is at Teatro Argentina, but check details on the website romaeuropa.net.