21st Cyprus Contemporary Dance - Italy

21st Cyprus Contemporary Dance - Italy

Balletto di Roma

Italy participates in Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival with Balletto di Roma, which interprets a new version of Giselle's well-known story. The choreography belongs to two great names of contemporary dance, to the Israeli Itamar Serussi Sahar and the Austrian Chris Haring (whose works were also presented in the past in Cyprus, leaving the best impression).

It has been a hundred and seventy-five years since the premiere of Giselle, the romantic classic ballet masterpiece that has made history as the debut of the Italian ballerina Carlotta Grisi in Paris. Since then, the performance has continued to evolve over time with new versions of Giselle's history.

Balletto di Roma does not merely present a new version of the traditional story of Giselle. Instead, the new Giselle offers a profound exploration of the madness of a young girl betrayed by her lover and the sepulchral result of her suffering in the underworld. By deconstructing Théophile Gautier’s libretto, the piece explores the possibilities offered to bodies and sensitivities of the present.

This international production by Balletto di Roma is the result of partnership between Liquid Loft, Operaestate Festival and Civitanova Danza.

Amsterdam resident Itamar Serussi Sahar (Israel, 1978) began his dance training at the age of een at the Israel Arts High School and School of Bat-Dor Dance Company. Itamar’s choreographies are striking both for the audience and for the performers and are regularly performed across Europe. Since 2014, he has been the resident choreographer of Scapino Ballet (Rotterdam, NL).

Austrian choreographer Chris Haring has been the artistic director of Liquid Lo since 2005. He choreographed performances such as Kind of Heroes, Running Sushi, Talking Head and The Perfect Garden series. In 2010 he received the “Oustanding Artists Award” for performing arts by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Culture (BMUKK).

Choreography: Chris Haring, Itamar Serussi Sahar
Concept: Peggy Olislaegers
Original Music: Adolphe Adam Musical
Re-working: Richard Van Kruysdijk, Andreas Berger
With the Dancers of Balleto Di Roma

Duration: 90’

Embassy of Italy: 22357615

Organisers: Ministry of Education and Culture – Rialto Theatre, with the collaboration of the embassies and cultural centres of the participant countries.

In collaboration: Limassol Municipality, Nicosia Municipality, Dance House Lemesos
Media Sponsors: Fileleftheros, Φιλgood*, Αctive 107.4 & 102.5 & Cybc
Supported by: Eventpro, Limassol Tourist Board, Lemesos Newspaper

Tickets € 5 Ι Festival Pass € 20
Free admission for pupils, students, soldiers, pensioners and dance professionals

Free bus from Nicosia. Departure at 19:00 from the Cyprus Handicraft Centre (Athalassa Avenue). Information: 99420642

Click here for the website of Balletto di Roma

Click here for the website of Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival