Le Gymnase - National Centre of Choreographic Development - Roubaix | Hauts-de-France

Save the last dance for me

Alessandro Sciarroni (Italy)

Coprogrammed with La rose des vents In partnership with l'Opéra de Lille

  • 20 min of performance + initiation to polka chinata
  • Creation 2019

Save the last dance for me

Coprogrammed with La rose des vents
In partnership with l’Opéra de Lille

In December 2018, Alessandro Sciarroni came across the polka chinata. This very demanding folk dance performed in pairs, mainly by men, was on the verge of dying out. To prevent from becoming extinct, the choreographer asked Giancarlo Stagni, a master of Bolognese dances, to pass on the steps and gestures to two professional dancers. At the end of the performance, the audience is taught the basics of the polka chinata to save the last dance – at least temporarily.

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Continue the evening with The House of Trouble at La Condition Publique

Cast and creatives

Creation: Alessandro Sciarroni – Performance: Gianmaria Borzillo, Giovanfrancesco Giannini – Artistic collaboration: Giancarlo Stagni – Music: Aurora Bauzà, Pere Jou (Telemann Rec.) – Costumes: Ettore Lombardi – Technical direction: Valeria Foti

Production credits

Production : Corpoceleste_C.C.00#, MARCHE TEATRO – Teatro di Rilevante Inte-resse Culturale – Ancône. Coproduction : Santarcangelo Festival, B.Motion, Fes-tival Danza Urbana – Bologne. Programmation, promotion, conseil : Lisa Gilardi-no. Administration de production : Chiara Fava. Communication Damien Modolo