The ballet program at La Scala, consisting of works by Smith/León and Lightfoot/Valastro, presents new choreographic signatures and exciting debuts.
The European premiere of “Reveal” showcases the style of Garrett Smith, a talented dancer and choreographer with a large international following. Originally created for the Houston Ballet, “Reveal” focuses on duality in various forms, revealing the hidden aspects of both sides of the coin. With explosive energy, irony and movement experimentation, this ballet is a captivating combination of contemporary choreography and classical music.
Another highlight of the program is “Skew-Whiff”, an iconic work by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot. Active since 1989 and working for the Nederlands Dans Theater, the duo have created over sixty creations. Characterized by its unique combination of contemporary choreography and musical accompaniment, “Skew-Whiff” blends explosive energy with profound symbolism.
Simone Valastro, a graduate of La Scala in Milan and former dancer at the Paris Opera, presents his new creation “Memento”. Following the success of his duo “Árbakkinn”, he will now use the potential of the ensemble at La Scala in Milan to optimally show the strength of the group and the personalities of the soloists. Valastro, who has had an impressive choreographic career in renowned ensembles, is sure to present a captivating and moving performance with his new creation.
With the diversity of choreographic styles and the talent of the dancers, the ballet program at La Scala promises to be a captivating and inspiring experience. From meditative duality to explosive energy to profound symbolism, viewers are drawn into a world of movement and emotion.