Choreography: Filipe Portugal
Music: The Chopin Project by Olafur Arnalds and Alice Sara Ott, Zoë Keating
Creation 2019 for the Cannes Jeune Ballet Rosella Hightower
Duration: 20 minutes
“Creating for young dancers has always been a great challenge for me. Their desire to learn more and explore all their abilities is always very visible, and this makes the creative process really interesting and rewarding.
The Rosella Hightower Young Ballet will give me the inspiration I need. I will be able to find their individual voices that they may not yet be aware of. It is this journey into the unknown that will make this creation exciting and intense.
I was trained in ballet dance and this serves as a basis for my work as a choreographer. I like to explore the boundaries of classical dance and find new emotions. This allows me to go further and further with my own choreographic language, inspired by what other dancers can offer me by responding to what I ask of them. It is in this dialogue between the dancers and myself that I get the results I want and expect. I am looking forward to getting to know the dancers of the Jeune Ballet Rosella Hightower and to starting this creation together. I feel very optimistic about this experience and I can only hope for the best of results”. Filipe Portugal
Un momento di felicità
Choreography: Renato Zanella
Music: Concerto Soirée for piano and orchestra by Nino Rota,
with the Orchestre de Cannes and soloist Lidija Bizjak (under negotiation)
Creation April 2023 for the Cannes Jeune Ballet Rosella Hightower
Duration: 25 minutes
“When I create at the piano, I tend to feel happy, but – the eternal dilemma – how can we be happy in the midst of unhappiness? I would do everything I could to give everyone a moment of happiness. This is what is at the heart of my music” (Nino Rota)
Approaching the work of Nino Rota is certainly a moment of great emotion and memory, as generations have admired the most beautiful and successful films of Italian realism embraced by his music. How can dance approach this?
Two voiceless arts that meet to create new emotions, notably by tackling beautiful compositions that are partly less known to the general public and therefore a subject for reflection and research to create new artistic dimensions. Young dancers approach Nino Rota, interpret him, live him but above all look for what his music can bring to new generations.
There is a story, no, indeed there is, because his music speaks and tells and will take these young people by the hand with the commitment to make them grow as it has always helped us through the interpretations of great directors such as Luchino Visconti, Eduardo De Filippo, Mario Monicelli, Franco Zeffirelli and especially Federico Fellini.
Taking flight among his notes is what we will do, tiptoeing without adding a sound to create a new interpretation, I would say having the impression of being taken by the hand by the great composer.
A place in between
Choreography: Lukas Timulak
Music: Gustavo Santaolalla – Hauschka , Callino Quartet (Arvo Pärt)
Creation 2018 for the Cannes Jeune Ballet Rosella Hightower
Duration: 20 mn
Seeking new experiences, new situations or new places is part of human nature. Sometimes we find destinations but rarely a place that satisfies us permanently.
With ‘A place between’, Lukas Timulak explores these fleeting moments. A moment between two moments of life, or a place between birth and death. We are always in the middle of something.