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Preludio – ”O” – BLISS

Due to the quarantine that some of the protagonists of the ballet Don Juan had to undergo, the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and the Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto have decided to replace the title, scheduled from 29 December 2021 to 2 January 2022, with three of the most popular choreographies created in recent years by the dance company. The times and dates of the performances remain unchanged.

Wednesday 29 December h 20.00

Thursday 30 December h 20.00

Friday 31 December h 18.00

Sunday 2 january h 16.00

The evening opens with Preludio, a creation for five performers by Diego Tortelli – Aterballetto’s resident choreographer – created around some of the most intense poems and songs by Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave, one of the greatest exponents of Post Punk. Cave tackles the interweaving of themes such as love, addiction, obsession and loss.

The programme continues with “O” by Philippe Kratz – a former Aterballetto dancer and choreographer – a duet that has already been appreciated abroad. “O” represents two human beings or two robots that force us to question ourselves on how the sense of physical contact could change: will it remain emotional and heart-felt, or will it become serial and alienated?

Closing is BLISS by Johan Inger, which won the 2016 Danza&Danza Award as ‘Italian Production of the Year’, inspired by the music of Keith Jarrett’s Köln Concert. Inger and the dancers on stage talk about how one relates to this iconic music: a compositional and emotional challenge.