Duration: one hour and 41 minutes with interval
The pupils of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala Ballet School return to the Piccolo for the traditional Spring show.
Dance is talent and passion. But above all it is study and fatigue, to which must be added a strong dose of determination. This is something which the youngsters who, every day, are committed to their educational journey to become professional dancers, are well aware of. Eight years to obtain the diploma in classical-academic and modern-contemporary dance, because the school, as well as being a privileged “breeding ground” for the Scala’s dance corps, trains dancers of a very high professional level who are capable of responding to the requirements of international companies.
The show staged at the Teatro Strehler opens with a choreography which allows the pupils to demonstrate to audiences the level reached in their studies: from the very young performing the simplest of choreographies, to older pupils taking on high-level variations. The show then moves on to the execution of excerpts from the classical and contemporary repertoires of the great masters of the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries: over the years the pupils have performed in pieces by George Balanchine, Maurice Béjart, Mats Ek, William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, José Limón, Roland Petit, Angelin Preljocaj…
Piccolo Teatro Strehler
from 3 to 5 May 2019
Accademia Teatro alla Scala Ballet School
directed by Maurizio Vanadia