Bach Project

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Bach Project is an important step in exploring the relationship between dance and music, between classical composition and its contemporary re-creation.

A new work, Domus Aurea, inspired by the music of Johann Sebastian Bach has been entrusted to Diego Tortelli, the young choreographer whose other projects will also be produced in 2018 by the Fondazione Nazionale della Danza, and which has involved the visual artist Massimo Uberti.

Domus Aurea is a work based on juxtapositions.
Bach’s genial composition is respectfully reinterpreted by Colombo Taccani, who pays respect and homage to it, but also has the same spirit of invention. The desire to underline the importance of music in inspiring movement has led to considering a live performance, thanks to the ensemble Sentieri Selvaggi and the partnership, for this important production, of Festival Mito and I Pomeriggi Musicali of Milan, as well as Torinodanza/Teatro Nazionale di Torino and Les Halles de Schaerbeek.

The evening is completed by a piece from 1990 by Jiří Kylián, Sarabande, also inspired by Bach’s music. It is a creation with a fascinating circular structure, with the ability to move between different levels of music and expression that highlights its extraordinarily contemporary nature.

Through its musical dimension the Bach Project thus embodies an intergenerational, open and curious vision of choreographic creation.

Next dates


Jiří Kylián

Johann Sebastian Bach Partita n. 2 in Re minore Sarabande (BWV 1004)

Sound scape implementation
Dick Schuttel

Joke Visser

Set design
Jiří Kylián

Light design
Jiří Kylián (concept), Joop Caboort (realization)

Light adaptation
Kees Tjebbes

AT&T Danstheater, Den Haag, 13 September 1990, Nederlands Dans Theater

Duration 19’ – For 6 dancers

Domus Aurea

Diego Tortelli

Johann Sebastian Bach, Suites Francesi transcribed by Colombo Taccani

Live Ensemble Sentieri Selvaggi

Set design
Massimo Uberti

Carlo Cerri

Duration 35’ – For the entire company

Thanks to:
Fondazione Nazionale della Danza/Aterballetto costume department and Fondazione I Teatri Reggio Emilia costume department for costume construction of Sarabande.
Fondazione Nazionale della Danza/Aterballetto costume department- Francesca Messori, Nuvia Valestri for costume construction of Domus Aurea.

Fondazione Nazionale della Danza Aterballetto

Torinodanza Festival, Teatro Stabile di Torino–Teatro Nazionale, Fondazione per la Cultura Torino, MITO SettembreMusica, Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Fondazione I Pomeriggi Musicali and MILANoLTRE

In partnership with
Fondazione Teatri di Piacenza, Fondazione Teatro Regio di Parma, Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Modena, Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, Fondazione Ravenna Manifestazioni

TURIN, Teatro Carignano, 14 and 15 September 2018
Milan, Teatro Elfo Puccini, 17 September 2018

Duration 55′ – For the entire company