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Ballet festival in Napoli

NAPOLI/ITALY: Teatro San Carlo in Naples is not only the oldest European Opera House, but is also home of the oldest dance school in Italy, founded in 1812. 

Ballet Festival Teatro at San Carlo, Napoli Opening tonigt.


By Bruno Trdicine

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In recent years, under the heavy economical crisis in Italy, many major theatres have reduced their seasons and cut the presence of dance performances. At the contrary, in San Carlo they have kept a certain number of dance evenings in the ‘normal’ season, and moreover, they go on with Autumn Dance Festival, that has reached now the fourth edition.

2014 Festival takes place from 15th to 30th october, and the opening will be held by a Gala Evening of San Carlo Dance School directed by famous Anna Razzi. She is the  Principal of the School since 1990, after a brilliant solo career which brought her on the major stages in the world.

The following date is very interesting also for music lovers: The 8 seasons will present together two series of ‘Four Seasons”: the Vivaldi’s masterpiece that we all know by heart and the composition with the same name by Astor Piazzolla, almost an obvious choice considering that choreographer is the argentinian Mauricio WainrotWith music by Tchaikovskij,

Boris Eifman, one of the most interesting personalities of the new Russian scene has created a ballet about Tolstoj’s Anna Karenina, which will be on stage 25 and 26 october.

Last in program, Eduardo artefice magico, taken from a early play by Eduardo de Filippothe most important neapolitan dramatist, created for the thirty anniversary from his death by Francesco Nappa, dancer and choreographer born in Naples.


22 – 23 october: 8 SEASONSCoreography: Mauricio Wainrot, Music: Antonio Vivaldi e Astor Piazzolla, San Carlo Ballet Company

25 – 26 october: ANNA KARENINA.  Coreography: Boris Eifman, Music: Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij, Eifman Ballet Company

29 – 30 october: EDUARDO, ARTEFICE MAGICOCoreography: Francesco Nappa.


Please read our presentation of Anna Karenina by Boris Eifram at Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris in 2010.

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