Alessandra Ferri is back on stage with Maurice Béjart's "L’Heure Exquise"

Alessandra Ferri is back on stage with Maurice Béjart’s “L’Heure Exquise”

Scritto da Ksenia Doroshchuk on . Postato in cinema

Alessandra Ferri dances and celebrates her forty years of career playing Winnie, the âgée dancer imagined by Béjart. L’étoile is back more fascinating than ever, aware that age, accepted with serene awareness, can be more enriching than limit.

Ksenia Doroshchuk, dalla New York University di Praga dove studia dalla scrittura creativa alla sceneggiatura, collaborerà con il magazine Agenda Viaggi, dove scriverà in inglese. Sarà un’opportunità per entrambi di comunicare con il pubblico internazionale.

Milan, Italy.

This stunning performance left a warm residue and fond memories inside

From April 20 to 22, the Strehler Theater hosted a performance celebrating the forty-year
career of Alessandra Ferri, the Italian prima ballerina. This stunning performance left a warm
residue and fond memories inside. Furthermore, an integral part of the performance was the
theater itself.
The Piccolo Teatro Strelher, from the first moment, looks already familiar building. The
theater looks like a building from a Hollywood movie, just as bright yet understated and
sophisticated. Inside, the theater seems very spacious and luxurious, thanks to the light tones in
the interior. Once inside, the viewer feels like part of the performance as if they were the main
character. The surroundings look elegant, which adds extra aesthetics to the look of the theater.
One might even say that the audience complements the theater, adding an extraordinary aesthetic
to it.
Inside the auditorium is made in the technique of retractable scenes. As a result, there is
more privacy for the spectator and the artist, allowing both the spectator and the artist to feel
each other. Even though the balcony and back rows of the first floor are far from the stage, the
back rows and balcony were slightly elevated thanks to the slope. Even due to the receding effect
on the scene, all attention automatically moves to the location.

The lighting of the dancers helped with the mood and inner state of the dancer

An integral part of the performance is the light and music. Thanks to the well-chosen
light, the artists were as if they were part of the light that softly emphasized their figures. The
light was the main pointer to the crucial moments throughout the performance, not to miss the
storyline. Furthermore, the lighting of the dancers helped with the mood and inner state of the
dancer. If the ballerina was depressed, the light would change to more fabulous shades. On the
other hand, if there was a happy moment in the ballerina’s life, the light was as bright and vivid
as the sun.

The music was chosen to add dynamics and brightness to the dancers’ movements.
Furthermore, the sound spread out and filled the whole gallery thanks to the hall’s round shape. It
seemed that the music was not coming from the speakers but from the head.
Of course, the performers deserve special attention. Alessandra Ferri looked simply
superb in a long, delicate pink skirt. Due to the fact that the dress was translucent and the layers
of fabric were superimposed on each other, with any ligatures and elements, the material
developed and added even more admiration. It was also immediately possible to notice the
dancers’ professionalism because their movements were imbued with love and passion.

Thanks to the professional work of Alessandra Ferri and her partner, the meaning of the performance could be understood simply by looking at their body language

Though the performance was in Italian, the foreign viewers could not worry about not
knowing the language. Thanks to the professional work of Alessandra Ferri and her partner, the
meaning of the performance could be understood simply by looking at their body language. The
way they moved their bodies, conveying energy and inner feelings to their audience, was the
highlight of this performance. Even their bodies looked very sophisticated, especially Alessandra
Ferri, who looked like a doll.
In the original play, Oh, Les beaux jours (Happy Days), the main character was in a
mountain of mounds, but now the heroine was in a mountain of full ballet shoes. This set looked
so incredible. Even at first, it was evident that it was a backdrop, but later it gave a special
meaning to the play.

You will be in intrigue and anticipation until the very last moment

If the viewer is not familiar with the play’s backstory beforehand, this does not become a
problem. Perhaps even without knowing the original Samuel Beckett play, it will be much more
interesting to watch because you do not know what will happen next. You will be in intrigue and
anticipation until the very last moment. Of course, this performance was worth visiting for lovers
of a good atmosphere, where you could completely immerse yourself in the story for 70 minutes
and forget about everything else. Fans of aesthetics would have loved the theater itself and the
scenery, lights, and costumes in the performance.
©-Silvia-Lelli


Ksenia Doroshchuk

Ksenia Doroshchuk

Ksenia Doroshchuk, giovanissima studentessa della New York University di Praga dove studia dalla scrittura creativa alla sceneggiatura. Oggi ha deciso di portare il suo back ground a disposizione del magazine Agenda Viaggi, dove scriverà in inglese. Scrivere per Ksenia sarà l’opportunità per esprimere e mostrarci tutto il suo stile, o meglio quello che conserva nel fondo della sua anima.