Roberto Bolle and Friends the 23rd of July in the Arena of Verona
Roberto Bolle is not just an excellent dancer, he is also a media phenomenon of great charisma, energy and liking; the artist – who was born in Casale Monferrato- managed both to prepare himself from the athletics’ and academic’s point of view and to act as a mediator between the general public and the ballet world.
The sympathy and the naturalness typical of the contacts that the étoile has always had with the audience and with the media, contributed to create the affection of the public for this professional dancer, now appreciated in the ballet international panorama.
The world of ballet and theatre performances is normally appreciated by a narrow number of followers; instead since some years ago, the Italian dancer have been performing in the main Italian and international theatres, a show that in an unique ballet exhibition, comprehends the performances of the best international dancers who exhibit on the notes of the most famous classical strains of the Eighteen Century and on the most famous of the Nineteenth Century: the Roberto Bolle and Friends.
The fact that Bolle was destined for success, was discovered already in 1990 by the male ballet legend par excellence, Rudolf Nureyev, who noticed the only fifteen-year-old Roberto at the Theatre alla Scala, but nobody, nor even Roberto himself, could have imagined such a busy carrier, rich in satisfactions and sacrifices: when he was just twenty he made his debut as protagonist of “Romeo and Juliet” in the role of Romeo at the Teatro alla Scala and the year after he was promoted by Elisabetta Terabust to the role of primo ballerino and then his international carrier begun, and in 2009 he managed to become even “Principal” of the American Ballet Theatre of New York, becoming the first Italian dancer who is part of the New York ballet season.
Currently Bolle is busy in a series of performances at the ABT, which will last until the end of June; in July he will be back in Italy, with a summer tour that comprehends, among the others, a date of the Roberto Bolle and Friends in Verona, in the wonderful location of the Roman Amphitheatre.
The next date of the show will be the 23rd of July at 21.00 at the Arena of Verona and will be a Gala event dedicated also to the people who are approaching for the first time to ballet dancing, as it schedules the execution of some among the most appreciated classics of the Eighteen Century, both assolo and passo a due, and the most famous pieces of the Nineteen Century. For the show in Verona Roberto Bolle has studied a specific program for the contest in the Arena, which will host some among the best étoiles and primi ballerini from the best ballet schools in the world.
Among the artists who have participated to the event in the past, there are some professionals from the London Royal Ballet, the Opéra of Paris, the Stuttgarter Ballet, the Staatballet of Berlin from the Teatro alla Scala of Milan, the Mariinskij Ballet of Saint Petersburg and the other international theatres of the world. The kermesse of international talents will put on stage in the Arena a “challenge”, that will underline the peculiarities and the differences among the different ballet schools of the world, as in any of them you can identify a personal style.