Les Noces & Rossini Cards by Fondazione Nazionale della Danza Aterballetto
Bigonzetti’s new version of Les Noces relies on and elicits the powerful erotic drive embedded in Stravinsky’s score, offering the first-rate dancers of the company a unique blend of technical and interpretative demands. The danced action is captivatingly fast-paced and temperature-raising.” The Spectator, London
Les Noces is an abstract, formal ballet with precise, rigid movements which give the piece an almost statuesque aspect. It explores an academic and aesthetic vision of beauty. Color is absent in order to highlight an accurate black and white with just a slight touch of red. The movement is formal, clean and disciplined underlining the strength of the rite. The refined costumes are almost stylized, precise in their myriad folds.
An abstract creation, without a dramaturgic framework. Not a story, but scenes from parallel lives: images, cards, dramatic icons and comic situations. An expression of Gioacchino Rossini’s music, of its pressing, geometric and precise rhythm and, in the end, of a Dionysian vitalism.