From December 13 to 21, 2018 the La Scala Academy School of Dance returns to the stage of the Piccolo Teatro di Milano / Teatro d’Europa in the now traditional Christmas event that this year will feature the students directed by Maurizio Vanadia in Cinderella, ballet commissioned by the Bracco Foundation with the choreography of Frédéric Olivieri on music by Sergej Prokof’ev. Made in 2015, the ballet has experienced a great success in Italy and abroad.
Cinderella, a ballet commissioned by the Bracco Foundation with the choreography of Frédéric Olivieri on the music of Sergei Prokofiev. Made in 2015, the ballet has experienced a great success in Italy and abroad.
For Diana Bracco, President of the Bracco Foundation, who since 2012 supports La Scala Academy as Founding Member, “fostering cultural growth and, at the same time, offering young people the opportunity to develop their talents, fully responds to the mission of the Foundation that is born to train, promote and spread expressions of culture, science and art also as means for the improvement of the quality of life and social cohesion “. The ballet is the result of a choral work by students and graduates of the Academy, called to measure those on the stage, who in the production of sets, costumes, makeup and hairstyle. A show in which the commitment of young people who study hard to translate into those artists and professionals who will animate the theater of tomorrow.
On stage more than 100 students of the School of Dance and, behind the scenes, 60 youngsters among set designers, tailors, make-up artists and hairdressers, wigs, photographers.
Cinderella, on the articulated score of Prokof’ev, in which classical and popular dances dominate, court dances and exotic dances, steps to two, variations, waltzes, mazurkas, pavans and gavotte, is particularly suitable for young people interpreters, excited to be able to demonstrate their technical and interpretative skills.
Maestro Olivieri, through a choreographic reading in which the fairytale and romantic style prevails, tests the virtuosity and expressive qualities of the students in different moments of the two acts of which the ballet is composed: in the first act the dance of the fairies of the four seasons, calls from the Fairy Godmother to turn the dream of Cinderella into reality and lead her to the ball, and in the second act, the court dance, the dance of the three oranges, the gift of the prince sisterhood contend,
The figure of each character is outlined through Leitmotive and musical themes that follow the events narrated in the story: so Cinderella is characterized by three different themes, the first that underlines the sense of oppression and loneliness, the second the hope in a brighter future and the third is the fall in love and the joy of the serenity achieved. The sisters, on the other hand, are outlined by far-fetched and clumsy tones, while the stepmother comes on stage accompanied by harsh and threatening modulations, in stark contrast to the melodious and reassuring notes of the Fairy.
The scenes are signed by Angelo Sala, the costumes of the main interpreters have been designed by Maria Chiara Donato. The sculptures were made by Fausta Cerizza, a former student of the stage set designer. The costumes are made and processed by students and former students of the course for tailors of the show, as well as by Sartoria Brancato. In the role of Cinderella Linda Giubelli of the 8th course and in the role of the Prince Daniele Bonelli, of the 7th course.
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