Dance is the focus of the second Weekend of Festival dei Due Mondi with new shows by Sharon Eyal and Fernando Montaño. Coming up are Laetitia Casta, Sergio Blanco and Imany

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Dance is the focus of the second Weekend of Festival dei Due Mondi with new shows by Sharon Eyal and Fernando Montaño. Coming up are Laetitia Casta, Sergio Blanco and Imany

Spoleto, June 29, 2023 - The Festival dei Due Mondi continues with the second Weekend of Performances from friday June 30 to Sunday, July 2: the protagonist is dance, with the long-awaited debuts of two new productions. Into the Hairy, on stage at the Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti from June 30 to July 3 (at 21, at 19, at 16, at 21), is Sharon Eyal's new creation presented in its Italian premiere: the former Batsheva Dance Company dancer and muse of choreographer Ohad Naharin conceived the new show together with partner Gai Behar, with original music by British electronic revelation musician Koreless and costumes by Maria Grazia Chiuri for Christian Dior Couture. Buena ventura, premiered at the Festival on Sunday, July 2 at at 9:30 p.m. at Teatro Romano, is the new work by Fernando Montaño, Colombian dancer and former Royal Ballet soloist who is the creator of a style that fuses tango, African folklore, ballet and urban dances. Montaño, who has been an Ambassador for the Marine Conservation Society UK since 2020, focuses on the relationship between human and animal, to reverse the perspective of Ovid and Kafka's Metamorphoses: now it is the animals to transforming into human beings and to finding themselves in a hostile world. to by popular demand Blanca Li's great virtual dance Le Bal de Paris (June 28-July 2, July 4-9) returns, following the success of last year's edition. It is sold out for the first performance of Clara Haskil. Prélude et fugue: friday June 30 and Saturday, July 1 (at 7 p.m. and at 4 p.m.) at Teatro Caio Melisso Spazio Carla Fendi Laetitia Casta embodies the brilliant Romanian pianist for the new Italian premiere musical theater show, accompanied on piano from Isıl Bengi and directed by filmmaker and director Safy Nebbou. The spaces of San Simone host for the second weekend Harawi (Saturday, July 1 at 4 p.m., Sunday, July 2 at 5 p.m.), a cycle of Lieder by Olivier Messiaen in the new staging conceived from Silvia Costa. Performers are soprano Katrien Baerts and pianist Constance Principe. The powerful voice of Imany - stage name Nadia Mladjao - resonates in Piazza Duomo for her concert-show Voodoo cello (July 1, at 9:30 p.m.). With the accompaniment of eight cellos, she transforms into a voodoo priestess by measuring herself against some of the biggest hits in pop music, from Bob Marley to Daft Punk, from Imagine Dragons to Radiohead. Tickets are already sold out for the next dates of MusicAnimalia, the midday concert series that draws an atlas of the extraordinary variety of representations of animals in music. After last weekend's concerts entrusted to the Budapest Festival Orchestra, on Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2, the baton passes to the musicians of the Perugia Orchestra from Camera, who perform music by Uccellini, Farina, Messiaen, Biber, Britten, Copland and Bussotti.

For the Theater section lands to Spoleto French-Uruguayan playwright and director Sergio Blanco, who from June 30 to July 2 performs the lecture-spectacle Divina Invención o la celebración del amor at the Stella Auditorium (at 17, at 19, at 19). By resorting to the practice of self-fiction Blanco narrates about himself and his creative production process and leads the audience through an even visual journey in the tormented iconography of Francis Bacon, alongside heroes and heroines such as Superman, Lancelot, Cleopatra and Scarlett O'Hara.

Meetings with the artists are also back: on the mornings of performance days at at 11 a.m. at the Festival Garden at 40 Brignone Street (free admission) the public can meet from up close the protagonists of the shows interviewed from Andrea Penna. Tomorrow friday June 30 is guest Laetitia Casta, Saturday July 1 Imany, Silvia Costa and Fernando Montaño, Sunday July 2 Antonio Latella, Giorgio Flamini and musicians from the Perugia Orchestra from Camera Azusa Onishi and Luca Franceschelli.

from friday June 30 to Sunday, July 2 Villa Redenta hosts The Pianeta Redenta, a project born from the encounter with Terraforma, a music festival under the banner of environmental sustainability and sound research, featuring leading names of the best experimental electronics. A unique dimension shaped from live music performances, workshops, listening paths and talks in the green, where the sense of rhythm is inextricably linked to the environment. Thanks to the collaboration with Parasite 2.0, a collective that creates human habitats through architecture, design and art, The Pianeta Redenta proposes the "Creative Campground," a place that mixes its traditional function of hospitality with the process of redevelopment of the area through the contribution of various cultural contents.

The side events and special projects that make Spoleto a living place of artistic creation in our time continue.

Fondazione Carla Fendi, Main Partner of the Festival, continues its interest in Science and presents ALL IS NUMBER, an interdisciplinary project that includes Gabriele Gianni's installation Artificial Creation, meetings to curated by Quirino Conti and the Stem Carla Fendi Prize. The from chamber music concert series Musica from Casa Menotti (July 5-9) returns, while Academy Project events organized by the Silvio d'Amico National Academy of Dramatic Art and La MaMa Spoleto Open to curated by La MaMa Umbria International continue.

Other events that contribute to enrich the cultural proposal of Spoleto66, the Theatrical Tailoring Workshops The Dream Workshop. Symbology and Art of Theatrical Costume to curated by Fabiana Giacomotti, the initiative Culture Breaks Bars to curated by Rai For Sustainability - ESG with the participation of the cast of Mare fuori, the Socially Correct Stop Cyberbullying Contest. Together You Can, Silvia Costa's Open Studio at Mahler & LeWitt Studios and the to events curated by CONI at the San Nicolò Monumental Complex.

Expected soon are the world premieres of Pablo Remón's Ciarlatani from Los Farsantes with Silvio Orlando (July 5-8), Una relazione per un accademia directed by Luca Marinelli (July 8-9) and Il Male Sacro directed by Antonio Latella and the students of the Accademia Nazionale d'Arte Drammatica Silvio d'Amico (July 7-8-9). For the first time at the Festival, Rhiannon Giddens brings her non-black music to Piazza Duomo (July 6), while the Papal Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Assisi hosts Cameron Carpenter's organ concert (July 7). And again, Marie Chouinard's new work "M" (July 8-9), Marco Goecke's choreographies (July 7-8) and the duo Jonas&Lander returning to Spoleto with an artistic residency and three performances that have marked their careers. The 66th edition of Festival dei Due Mondi ends with the traditional Final Concert at Piazza Duomo with the Orchestra of 'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and conducted by Antonio Pappano (July 9).