Bolero (1928) is still one of the best-known piece in music history. Michele Merola created a new version of it, after a deep and long study with this obsessive and repetitive music, trying to fully understand its identity and reason: at the end of his studies, the choreographer inspiration focused on the inexhaustible range of human relations, especially couple relationship, in which we often note the mutual and irreconcilable distance between men and women, “the invisible wall” dividing their existence. Dance conveys to a sort of abstract “bitter tale”, allegory of the pain for living and misunderstandings between humans.
On the Ravel’s music intervened composer Stefano Corrias, who created his own musical score, loosely based on the Bolero, which fits in three different moments of choreography. The three fragments emphasize the most intimate moments, and more real, of each of us, when we are far from the gaze of others, and far from the deafening noise of the world.
Saturday 10 october
Brescia | Teatro Grande
corso Zanardelli, 9a
duration: 30 minutes
choreography Michele Merola
music Maurice Ravel, Stefano Corrias
costumes Alessio Rosati con la collaborazione Nuvia Valestri
dancers Paolo Lauri, Fabiana Lonardo, Enrico Morelli, Giovanni Napoli, Nicola Stasi, Gloria Tombini, Lorenza Vicidomini
production MM Contemporary Dance Company
with the support of Compagnia Naturalis Labor
MM Contemporary Dance Company
MM Contemporary Dance Company is directed by the choreographer Michele Merola and is supported by A.S.D. Progetto Danza in Reggio Emilia. The company was born in 1999 as a permanent center for the production of events and shows and as a promoter of shows and workshops with the aim of supporting exchanges and a new generation of young artists.
Company repertoire is composed of a various range of styles: Merola works and other creations of international choreographers as Mats Ek, Karl Alfred Schreiner, Emanuele Soavi and Enrico Morelli. They all give to their audience an idea of what contemporary dance is nowadays. In 2010 MM Contemporary Dance Company won Danza&Danza Award as best rising company and they perform all around the country with their shows.