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.

Next dates

Giuseppe Spota

Original music
Giuliano Sangiorgi

Pasquale Plastino

Set design
Giacomo Andrico

Critical consultant
Antonio Audino

Costume design
Francesca Messori

Carlo Cerri

Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto

In coproduction with
CTB Centro Teatrale Bresciano, Teatro Stabile del Veneto

Production support
Fondazione I Teatri Reggio Emilia

In partnership with
Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa

Technical sponsor
Pro Music

Set construction
Fondazione I Teatri Reggio Emilia scene department

Costume construction
Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto costume department – Francesca Messori, Debora Baudoni and Filippo Guggia

Thanks to
Rossella Zucchi, Set maker
Giorgia Amabili, Set designer assistant
Tommaso and Federico Fornari for the precious partecipation in the opening video

World premieres
Milan, Piccolo Teatro Strehler,
12 – 13- 14 June 2018

Duration 70’ – For the entire company

Music and arrangements by Giuliano Sangiorgi

Produced by Giuliano Sangiorgi and Taketo Gohara

Orchestral arrangement and conducting by Stefano Nanni

Recorded by Giuliano Sangiorgi, Taketo Gohara, Niccolò Fornabaio and Davide Dell’Amore at Exit Music For, Forum Music Village and Noise Factory

Mixed by Taketo Gohara at Noise Factory

Mastered by Giovanni Versari at La Maestà

Giuliano Sangiorgi: piano, marimba, vibraphone, guitars, keyboards, celesta, electronics, tubular bells, bass, voices, percussions, bass drum and timpani

Mirko Onofrio: flutes

Orchestra Italiana del Cinema:

First Violin and Orchestra Coordination: Amori Prisca

First Violins: Marchi Paolo, Cangianiello Eunice, Krumova Plamena, Missio Maurizio, Spinedi Leonardo

Second Violins: Madhi Elton, Shiozaki Miwa, Centurion Elena, Cacopardo Andrea, Sperandio Matteo, Merzin Altin

Violas: Cicicugno Nico, Tambè Gualtiero, Coco Mara, Chiappetta Valeria

Celli: Santisi Angelo, Muller Aleesanro, Yourina

Bass: Raimondo Maurizio, Bassan Nicola

Trombone: Ferrari Marco Vinicio

Trumpet: D’Ippolito Remo

Horn: Pecorelli Dino

Executive production: Sangiorgi Edizioni Musicali S.r.l.

Editions: Sugarmusic Spa – Sangiorgi Edizioni Musicali S.r.l.