Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto
Don Juan
Creation for 16 performers of the company

choreography Johan Inger
original music Marc Álvarez
dramaturgy Gregor Acuña-Pohl
set design Curt Allen Wilmer (Aapee – Asociación de Artistas Plásticos Escénicos de España)

with estudiodeDos
costume design Bregje van Balen
lighting design Fabiana Piccioli
assistant choreographer Yvan Dubreuil
staging director Carlo Cerri

production Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto
co-produced by Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto, Fondazione Ravenna Manifestazioni, Fondazione Teatro Regio di Parma, Teatro Stabile del Veneto Carlo Goldoni, Centro Teatrale Bresciano, Festival Aperto / Fondazione I Teatri di Reggio Emilia, Fondazione Teatro Metastasio di Prato, Festspielhaus St. Poelten, Associazione Sferisterio Macerata

Danza&Danza Award for the Best Production 2020

Johan Inger’s ebullient Don Juan finally reaches Ravenna, where it was due to première last year. Now in his full artistic maturity, the Swedish choreographer unleashes a style that is an extraordinary combination of grace, invention and irony for large-group choreographies. This new collaboration with Aterballetto is here to prove it, after the splendid Golden Day striptych. This time Inger, assisted by Dramaturg Gregor Acuña-Pohl, starts from an original score by Marc Álvarez to focus on narration and draw a multifaceted portrait of the serial seducer, the man of a thousand souls described in Tirso de Molina’s original comedy and seen from a feminist perspective by Suzanne Lilar. A flamboyant meditation on the myth of Don Juan, forced to deal with the end of machismo and with gender equality.

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