About the Company
The Opus Ballet Company is directed by Rosanna Brocanello It is composed of a permanent nucleus of young professional dancers. Evolving from the roots of modern dance in contemporary times, it offers a common language among genres, strong expressive impact and a high technical profile. Featuring multiple techniques and styles, through a group of extraordinary choreographers, artists and residencies to which the dancers with their great flexibility have constant access for limitless renewal open to experimentation.
For the last few years, the Company has received the support of the Tuscany Region and has presented its choreographies in important national and international contexts, receiving clear, significant acclaim from audiences and critics. Among its most important recent productions, “Swan Lake” – choreographies and direction by Loris Petrillo – and “Otello” – choreographies and direction by Arianna Benedetti – are continuing on tour since its debut in October 2012 to the present, followed with interest by some of the most important organizations, festivals, reviews and circuits on the theatre and dance panorama. Another Opus Ballet Company’s project is the international co-production with choreographies by Philippe Talard debuted in September 2014 at the Grand Théâtre de la Ville du Luxembourg. The last production is “Bolero and Gaité Parisienne” – choreographies and direction by Loris Petrillo – debuted in May 2016 at the Modena Community Theater’s. The Company supports the work of young choreographer-authors as well. Among others, it has produced the following works: “Where’s my self?, choreographies by Gustavo De Oliveira; “Jamais dire 2 sans toi” and “Too far so close”, choreographies by Aurelie Mounier, “Cap, pas cap…?” by Jari Boldrini and Martina Platina, “Recuerdos de una tabla” by and with Jari Boldrini. Since it was set up, the Opus Ballet Company has collaborated with a number of the most important Italian and international choreographers, among whom Vasco Wellenkamp, Patrick King, Peter Mika, Roberto Zappalà, Corinne Lanselle, German Jauregui and Loris Petrillo.
About the Piece
Swan Lake, one of the most popular and famous ballets of the nineteenth century with music by Pyotr Ilyich TChaikoǀsky, investigated through Contemporary dance: Loris Petrillo’s choreography for the young dancers of the Opus Ballet Company directed by Rosanna Brocanello, in a complex present-day operation on the work, rediscovering its original, central nucleus.
The aim is to revolutionize the way of reading the Classic through the Contemporary, from the myth underlying the work itself in search of its roots and links with Man today: the Contemporary through the myth becomes a fable and turns into a Danced Tale. This was the point of departure of choreographer Loris Petrillo with the dancers of the Opus Ballet Company working on the interpretation of a concrete, physical dance where action is powered by instinctive, pure movement.