Duets and Solos

Beatrice Rana and Mario Brunello
with the stars of dance

curated by Daniele Cipriani

Mario Brunello cello
Beatrice Rana piano

dancers 
Silvia Azzoni (Hamburg Ballet)
Sergio Bernal (former Spanish National Ballet)
Hugo Marchand (Opéra de Paris)
Matteo Miccini (Stuttgart Ballet)
Alexandre Ryabko (Hamburg Ballet)
Iana Salenko (Staatsballett Berlin)
Marian Walter (Staatsballett Berlin)

music consultant Gastón Fournier-Facio

music Arcangelo Corelli, J.S. Bach, Frédéric Chopin, Camille Saint-Saëns, Jules Massenet, Pablo de Sarasate, Claude Debussy, Sergej Rachmaninov, Maurice Ravel

choreographies Michel Fokine, Jerome Robbins, Antonio Ruiz Soler, Roland Petit, John Neumeier, Ricardo Cue, Uwe Scholz, Edward Clug, Kristina Borbelyova, Sergio Bernal

in collaboration with Fondazione Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova – Festival del Balletto di Nervi


And, after the dark night of Covid-19, we will “come forth to rebehold the stars”. This is possible. This will be done in Ravenna: ballet étoiles and music stars will come together in an intimate event where measures will be taken to keep the audience safe. Safety will be granted on stage as well, since the programme features intimate solos and pas-de deux to be performed by real-life partners, who can get close without violating social distancing requirements. Silvia Azzoni and Alexander Ryabko from John Neumeier’s prestigious Hamburg Ballet will present an extremely romantic programme of nocturnes and moonlit sonatas. Then, from Berlin with love, another husband-and-wife team—Iana Salenko and Marian Walter—will perform more pas de deux, alternating on stage with Serge Bernal’s flamenco-inspired choreographies, and with Matteo Miccini’s solo from Edward Clug’s piece Ssss. A male pas de deux will close the programme, danced at a distance on Corelli’s Folia de Caballeros. Hugo Marchand will then feature solo on the jazz-tinged rhythms of Jerome Robbins’s Suite of Dances, created for Baryshnikov.
More musical solos will be proposed by two prominent artists: Mario Brunello, with a historically informed performance on the violoncello piccolo, which he alternates to his 17th-century Maggini cello; and young pianist Beatrice Rana, an emerging talent. They will alternate in solos including Bach’s Chaconne and Goldberg Variations as well as scores specifically selected to suit the choreographies, in a starry night of heavenly music and bodily harmonies.

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