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Quattro Maggiore

The Florence Dance Company

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Quattro Maggiore 2014:
Adi Da Samraj Per Vivaldi
A Multimedia Dance Event


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dates:
Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 9:30 pm, and Monday, July 21, 2014, at 9:30 pm

place: Museo Nazionale del Bargello (courtyard of the Bargello Museum)
Via del Proconsolo, 4
Florence, Italy

Bargello Museum courtyard

price: €36

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Company: Florence Dance Company
Artistic Director: Keith Ferrone and Marga Nativo
Choreography: Keith Ferrone
Music: Antonio Vivaldi
Music Conductor: Giuseppe Lanzetta
Costumes: Indigo Millar, Dagmar Lise Pedersen
Lighting Design: Lucilla Baroni
Sound Collage: Tom Stiles

Dancers:
Vanessa Bambi, Silvia Bertoluzza Elisa Capecchi, Serena Ferrone, Rachael Stewart, Egle Pranzini, Daniele Del Bandecca, Tsubasa Tagoku

Art: Images from Geome One: Alberti's Window, by Adi Da Samraj

Click here for pictures from these performances at the Bargello Museum.


Special Performance: The Four Seasons at The Four Seasons. There will be a special "VIP event" at 7:30pm on July 22, 2014, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Florence. Opening reception at poolside (with appertif, music, and dancing). At 9:00pm, the Florence Dance Company will perform, with conductor Maestro Giuseppe Lanzetta, solo violinist Marco Lorenzini, and the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina. 10:00pm: Dinner at poolside.

On July 22, 2014, Four Seasons Hotel Firenze and the Florence Dance Company will host an event in the Gherardesca Garden (see the video below), as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Florence Dance Festival. In the biggest private garden of the city, the evening atmosphere will welcome Quattro Maggiore, a dance event inspired by the four seasons of the year, accompanied by the famous music by Antonio Vivaldi performed by the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina.

The ballet reveals itself through the seasons, with the choreography of Keith Ferrone and Marga Nativo exceptionally highlighted by the paintings of artist Adi da Samraj in a show of colour and light that will surely enchant. Four Seasons Hotel Firenze is enhancing this extraordinary artistic synthesis between music, dance and painting with a poolside buffet dinner of excellent Tuscan specialities.

Click here for pictures from this performance.

"Dancing on the Bridge of the World": A Special Performance at the Ponte Vecchio. There will be another special performance of Quattro Maggiore, called "Dancing on the Bridge of the World", on the evening of July 24, 2014, at the Ponte Vecchio. The Ponte Vecchio is a medieval multi-arch bridge over the Arno River in Florence, Italy. It is one of the most historic bridges in the world, and the earliest bridge at this spot is believed to have been built in Roman times.

This event is the final one of the 2014 Florence Dance Festival.

Ponte Vecchio

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About Quattro Maggiore

by Keith Ferrone
(director, Florence Dance Company)


The idea to choreograph The Four Seasons goes back to my college days when, every Sunday morning, I and my roommates listened to thirty-three rounds of Vivaldi. I had only just started my study of dance, but even then I felt that Vivaldi's music was already tickling my fancy.

A few years ago, I met that music again, after reading a review in the New York Times of a new and bold reinterpretation directed and played by violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter for the Trondheim Ensemble. Their strikingly original version required the listener to completely re-evaluate Vivaldi's impact, not just as classical music, but as contemporary music. At that same moment, a lucky encounter with Marco Pallanti, the new president of the Consorzio Chianti Classico, gave me the opportunity to set Vivaldi's "Winter" to new choreography for the "Preview Chianti Classico" event at the Stazione Leopolda in February, 2006.

More recently, Alessandro Benedetti (Secretary of the Meyer Foundation) and I were involved in a major project with the Tuscany Department of Culture, celebrating the life of the late architect, Leonardo Savioli, as seen through the eyes of his partner, artist Flora Weichmann. The opportunity to combine the privileged life of the artist with Vivaldi's The Four Seasons yielded fresh insights. We associated Spring (Concerto no.1 in E major) with the passions of youth. Summer (Concerto no. 2 in G minor) was the season of love. Autumn (Concerto no. 3 in F major) was creativity. And Winter (Concerto no. 4 in F minor), was life, reaching it fulfillment. The set was named "Spring Flora", and it went on stage for a charity event for the Meyer Hospital at the Teatro Goldoni in Florence on June 6, 2009.

Adi DaThe preview of the ballet took place in the second edition of the Mugello Dance Experience in Palazzuolo sul Senio. As the staging of the ballet was taking shape, the idea of associating the ballet with the art of the great international artist Adi Da Samraj occurred through a meeting with Richard Quinn of Da Plastique, the company with a mandate to promote the artist's work. Assisted by art critic Giuliano Serafini (who, in the past had recommended that our dance art be associated with the art of Adi Da), we selected four works from Adi Da's vast repertoire that fully resonated with this dramatic ballet.

The current title of the ballet, Quattro Maggiore, reflects a juxtaposition of plasticity and movement, visual art, and of course music. It also includes the costumes designed and made by Dagmar Lise Pedersen and Indigo Millar. The design lighting of Lucilla Baroni is incisive.



Pictures from the 2014 Performance at the Bargello Museum

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Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo courtesy DaPlastique, © ASA 2014

 

Pictures from the 2014 Performance at the Four Seasons Hotel

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Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014


Pictures from the 2014 Performance at the Ponte Vecchio

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Quattro Maggiore 2014
© Richard Osbourne 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
© Richard Osbourne 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
© Richard Osbourne 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
© Richard Osbourne 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
© Richard Osbourne 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
© Richard Osbourne 2014

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© Richard Osbourne 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
© Richard Osbourne 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
© Richard Osbourne 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014

Quattro Maggiore 2014
photo by Richard Osbourne, © ASA 2014


Pictures from Quattro Maggiore 2013

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Quattro Maggiore 2013
Scenes from Inverno in Quattro Maggiore

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Scenes from Primavera in Quattro Maggiore

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Scenes from Primavera in Quattro Maggiore

Quattro Maggiore 2013
Scenes from Primavera in Quattro Maggiore

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Director Keith Ferrone introduces Quattro Maggiore and speaks briefly about Adi Da

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The backstage rush before the dancers ascend to the stage

Quattro Maggiore 2013
rehearsal


Pictures from Past Performances of Quattro Maggiore

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Quattro Maggiore: The Bargello Museum

Quattro Maggiore: The Bargello Museum

Quattro Maggiore: The Bargello Museum

Quattro Maggiore: July 25, 2011

Quattro Maggiore: July 25, 2011

Quattro Maggiore: July 25, 2011

Quattro Maggiore: July 25, 2011

Quattro Maggiore: July 25, 2011

Quattro Maggiore: July 25, 2011

Quattro Maggiore: July 25, 2011

Quattro Maggiore: July 25, 2011


Video Clips from Past Performances of Quattro Maggiore





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