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L U N A

27.7.2013 | Giorgio Mancini

Plenitudine al chiaro di luna

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L U N A
For this third edition of the live choreographic creation in the interior courtyard of the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Giorgio Mancini has created ‘L U N A’ for the GM Ballet, based on the Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig Van Beethoven.  The choreography was inspired by the original title Beethoven had given to this work, ‘Sonata quasi una Fantasia per il Clavicembale o Piano-Forte’ (or in English, ‘Almost a Fantasy’); to create a choreography that transports the spectator into a far-away imagin...

A nima

8.9.2012 | Giorgio Mancini

Emotional narration on Chopin Studies, Nocturnes and Preludes

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A nima
A nima was created live, before the public’s eye, partly in the garden of the Villa Vauban in Luxembourg, which houses the Museum of Art of the City of Luxembourg, and partly in the interior courtyard of the Palazo Strozzi in Florence. In the image of Chopin who unveiled his soul though music, Giorgio Mancini reveals his soul through dance and choreographic creation. The choreography did not follow a rational and predetermined construction scheme, but was inspired by the immediacy of the feelings and emotions prov...

F L O R A

27.6.2012 | Giorgio Mancini

Try to preserve this moment, here, with the flowers. Try to live it, love it, because it is yours… Michael Cunningham

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F L O R A
Inspired by Michael Cunningham’s novel The Hours and Philip Glass’s music for the movie of the same name, this new creation  F L O R A chas been made for the garden of Villa La Pietra; a garden full of scents and essences: light, woody, ephemeral, delicate, subtle, heady. Through his choreography Mancini wants to suggest fragrances and emotions, to imagine a real olfactory performance of the soul, and to demonstrate the diversity, complexity and unpredictability of the feelings expressed in Michael Cunningham’s bo...

La Campanella

2010 | Giorgio Mancini

Paganini, the devil’s violinist

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La Campanella
Paganini died in Nice on 27 May 1840. 170 years later Niccolo Paganini is reborn in the ballet "La Campanella" by virtue of the refined and spirited choreography of Giorgio Mancini.Giorgio Mancini’s multi-sensorial  presentation undeniably and irremediably captivates every spectator. A charm that operates through the eyes (the flamboyant red of the costumes), the ears (Paganini’s spirited music) and the amazing interpretation of the dancers who translate Paganini’s complex relationship with the music: a mix of attra...

Coppelia

2009 | Giorgio Mancini

Franz is in love with the dancing doll and incites the jealousy of his friend Swanilda with his obsessive attraction to the doll and her world. A su

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Coppelia
At the request of the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, in 2009 Giorgio Mancini revisited the classical ballet  Coppelia. Giorgio Mancini’s choreography places the intrigue of the Hoffmann tale “The Sandman” in the world of dance as Coppelius takes on the role of the choreographer seeking to create the perfect dance.   Drawing inspiration from the “disturbing strangeness” that Freud saw in the tale, the creator’s intention is to have contradictory feelings exist side by side in a continuous interplay of attraction and r...

Nutcracker

2007 | Giorgio Mancini

It is Christmas Day. Clara receives a nutcracker as a present from her “Father Christmas”. She falls asleep holding her new toy. In her dream, Clara l

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Nutcracker
Giorgio Mancini revisited the “historic” ballet The Nutcracker, placing it in the 1970s to lend it a more contemporary flavour while being careful not to distort the original story.  This version of The Nutcracker can be appreciated at two levels. Children will be delighted at the magic of a fairy tale Christmas while for adults it lends itself to a more psychoanalytical reading in the sense that, in the character of Clara, the choreographer Giorgio Mancini evokes the theory of the Electra complex.  Create...

Mozart per gioco

2006 | Giorgio Mancini

Frenzy of notes, movement and games.

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Mozart per gioco
The ballet "Mozart per gioco" was choreographed by Giorgio Mancini on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth. The originality of the work lies in the fusion of classical language and break dance. The role of Mozart is played by a break dancer performing  to the classical music of this great composer. A performance that reflects the rebellious spirit of Mozart.   In creating this ballet the choreographer Giorgio Mancini allowed himself to be guided emotionally by the music of Mozart without any nar...

In una parte di cielo

2006 | Giorgio Mancini

In the beyond, infinite space, the kingdom of light and lightness, freedom is absolute. But solitude remains.

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In una parte di cielo
The choreography “In una parte di cielo” by Giorgio Mancini is a ballet that reverses the creative process. Whereas usually it is the music that inspires the choreographer to create the movement, in this work Giorgio Mancini sought total creative freedom that would be unshackled by any musical constraint. This is why the musician created the score on the basis of the choreography rather than the reverse.  The choreographer Giorgio Mancini has used the language of classical dance, but with a distinctive contemporary feel....

Juliet and Romeo

2005 | Giorgio Mancini

A contemporary Juliet and Romeo, inspired by Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.

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Juliet and Romeo
Created for the dance company MaggioDanza in 2005 on the occasion of the 68th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Festival, Juliet and Romeo is   Giorgio Mancini’s first narrative ballet. The choreographer deliberately reversed the Shakespearean title due to the predominant role of Juliet in the tragedy. The ballet evolves from the classical to a more contemporary language as it traces the emotional and tragic crescendo of Juliet.   To lend the ballet a more sustained rhythm, Giorgio Mancini made cuts in Prokofiev’s origin...

Eppur si move

2004 | Giorgio Mancini

"After “perfect” beginnings respecting precise rules, contemporary man was caught up in a whirl of freedom, abandon and energy, with extreme consequen

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Eppur si move
The choreography “Eppur si move” by Giorgio Mancini is a ballet inspired by the baroque period and designed for a troupe of 15 dancers. The ballet is a succession of scenes that represent developments in the artistic world: from the Renaissance, characterised by order and “classicism”, to the baroque period, symbolised by an opulent and tormented use of materials, plays of light and shade, and colour.   The costumes and set, created by the renowned scenographer Luisa Spinatelli, follow this crescendo culminating i...