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Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto

Founded in 1977 as Compagnia di Balletto dei Teatri dell'Emilia - Romagna and directed by Vittorio Biagi, the company has been known since 1979 as Aterballetto. Composed of 16 solo dancers capable of understanding the most diverse styles in depth, Aterballetto has acquired wide recognition in Italy and on the international scene thanks to the high quality of its performers. Today it is recognized as the first contemporary dance company in Italy and the first permanent ballet production organization apart from opera companies. With the arrival at its direction of Gigi Cristoforetti in 2017, the Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto opens up to choreographic productions belonging to plural artistic universes and updates its artistic mission. By creating a dialogue with the visual arts, music, theater and education, the Aterballetto company initiates multidisciplinary collaborative projects.


One of Italy’s best contemporary dance companies presents a double bill inspired by Bach. Domus Aurea is a collaboration between visual artist Massimo Uberti and choreographer Diego Tortelli for 16 dancers. Movements are inspired by construction, destruction, the feeling of being born again and rebellion. Domus Aurea is preceded by Sarabande : an energetic black and white piece for six dancers to the sound of the Partita in D minor for solo violin. It is a re-creation of one the most astonishing pieces by Jiří Kylián.

Chorégraphie et Scénographie :
Jiří Kylián
Interprètes : Saul Daniele Ardillo, Damiano Artale, Philippe Kratz, Giulio Pighini, Roberto Tedesco, Hélias Tur-Dorvault
Arrangement électronique : Dick Schuttel | Costumes : Joke Visser | Régisseur lumière : Kees Tjebbes | Musique enregistrée : Johann Sebastian Bach Partita n.2 in Re minore Sarabande (BWV 1004) | Création lumière : Jiří Kylián (concept), Joop Caboort (production) | Costumes : Joke Visser | Assistants choreographe : Patrick Delcroix. Urtzi Aranburu | Duration : 19’ - avec 6 danseurs.
Creation : at&t danstheater, Den Haag, 13 september 1990, Nederlands Dans Theater.

Domus Aurea :
Chorégraphie et Costumes :
Diego Tortelli
Interprètes : Noemi Arcangeli, Saul Daniele Ardillo, Damiano Artale, Estelle Bovay, Hektor Budlla, Martina Forioso, Clément Haenen, Arianna Kob, Philippe Kratz, Ina Lesnakowski, Grace Lyell, Ivana Mastroviti, Giulio Pighini, Roberto Tedesco, Hélias Tur-Dorvault, Serena Vinzio
Musique : French Suites - Johann Sebastian Bach | Musique enregistrée : Ensemble Sentieri selvaggi | Scénographie : Massimo Uberti | Création lumière : Carlo Cerri | Création Costumes : Diego Tortelli | réalisation costumes : Francesca Messori et Nuvia Valestri | Duration : 40’ - L’ensemble de la companie | World premières : 14 and 15 September 2018, Turin - 17 September 2018, Milan (Italy)

Production : Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto | Coproduction : Torinodanza Festival | Teatro Stabile di Torino - Teatro Nazionale, MITO SettembreMusica, Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Fondazione per la Cultura di Torino Fondazione I Pomeriggi Musicali and MILANoLTRE Festival | In partnership with the Theatres of Tradition of Regione Emilia-Romagna | With the support of Città di Carpi