22 May- end July. The Ravenna festival, under the guidance of Riccardo Muti, is still holding its own even in these difficult times for summer festivals and the dance section is no exception.
Aterballetto performs with five different choreographies (26, 30 June), the Italian premiere of Michael Bourne's The Car Man (3-5 July), ending with Emio Greco / P.C Scholten and ICKamsterdam / Opera Zuid production of Di Soprano (9 July).
The Car Man, based on the music of Bizet's opera Carmen and on the James M. Cain's novel The Postman always Rings Twice and its subsequent film versions, was first produced in England in 2000.
Di Soprano, which gets it Italian premiere at Ravenna, is a new work by choreographers Greco/Scholten to music by Verdi performed live on stage, together with three sopranos and dancers. It is the third part of project called Il Corpo in Rivolta in which the Greco and Scholten explore how the human body reacts to taking second place to science and and technology in the digital age. In this work women rebel not only against the image of Verdi's heroines but also against contemporary idealised projections of the brilliant career woman / wife / mother with the perfect and desirable body.
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