Five characters reveal moments of their love story, in a tug-of-war of games and emotions. All this happens in an undefined space.
by Francesco Vecchione
Choreography: Francesco Vecchione
Music: Collage extractos de: Georg Friedrich Händel, Lascia ch’io pianga; Lee David/Billy Rose, Tonight you belong to me, George Crumb, Black Angels.
Original music: Federica Cino.
Costume: Francesco Vecchione
Length: 25 minutes
Premiere: Saarländisches Staatstheater, June 23, 2017
Francesco Vecchione (b. Napoli, Italy, in 1982) has danced with Ballet Basel, Nederlands Dans Theater II, Compañía Nacional de Danza (first under the direction of Nacho Duato and later, José Carlos Martínez), and the Ballett des Saarländischen Staatstheaters (first under the direction of Marguerite Donlon and later, Stijn Celis).
He has performed both existing works and creations by Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin, Nacho Duato, Paul Lightfoot and Sol León, Stijn Celis, Marguerite Donlon, Johan Inger, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Alexander Ekman, Stephan Thoss, and Hans van Manen, amongst others.
He began his dance education at the Balletto Teatro Scuola di Rossella Rossi in Napoli. In 1994, he won a scholarship to join the Academie de Danse Classique of Monte Carlo, directed by Marika Besobrasova. Having won the Sponsor Club Prize for Best Dancer in his leading role in the ballet Peer Gynt by Stijn Celis, he is now an independent artist.
While a frequent guest dance teacher in Italy, he has also created 5 works for the ensemble of the Ballett des Saarländischen Staatstheaters. His choreography ANNA won the “Castilla y Leon” Prize at the Burgos-New York International Choreography Competition in 2015.