With Tempesta Aterballetto takes on a challenge: putting to the test dance and its capacity to vitalize stories and characters of a theatrical plot, lighting them in an original way and looking at them from new points of view. By guaranteeing a clear legibility of Shakespeare’s story without giving up visionary dimensions.
Can the wealth of writing and meaning in this work be transferred into gesture and movement? This is the challenge facing the performance. It is an extremely arduous one because it invites a comparison with a text that has a special and absolute value in the whole of Shakespeare’s output.
“When I studied the text, one image led to another (as happens with Shakespeare’s work, in a continual domino effect) allowing the imagination to expand.” Giuseppe Spota
Tempesta is a fundamental step for Italian dance: two important theatres, in Veneto and Brescia, are producing and will host us during their seasons after the debut at the Piccolo in Milan. This is a path to spread dance more widely and to involve a new audience.
Tempesta marks our approach to the world of theatre.
Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto
In coproduction with
CTB Centro Teatrale Bresciano, Teatro Stabile del Veneto
Fondazione I Teatri Reggio Emilia
In partnership with
Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa
Fondazione I Teatri Reggio Emilia scene department
Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto costume department – Francesca Messori, Debora Baudoni and Filippo Guggia
Rossella Zucchi, Set maker
Giorgia Amabili, Set designer assistant
Tommaso and Federico Fornari for the precious partecipation in the opening video
Milan, Piccolo Teatro Strehler,
12 – 13- 14 June 2018
Duration 70’ – For the entire company