Roberto Bolle - The Art of Dance

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Italy | 2016 | 108 min. (incl 3 min. short film) | Francesca Pedroni

Go on tour with one of the premier male ballet dancers in the world and his hand-picked troupe as they perform in three magnificent ancient Italian amphitheaters: Pompeii's Teatro Grande, the Arena in Verona, and Rome's Theatre of the Baths of Caracalla.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Monday, May 29, 2017

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Full of passion and grace, Roberto Bolle is the epitome of a danseur noble, the highest praise for a ballerino. An internationally renowned principal ballet dancer at the famous La Scala Theatre Ballet in Milan, he has helped bring ballet to the forefront of mainstream culture. In this documentary following three dates of the "Roberto Bolle & Friends" tour, which includes dancers from companies across Europe and America, Bolle offers a backstage glimpse and perspective on the "art of dance." As an art, he believes ballet creates the perfect combination of beauty and harmony. But there are often risks and challenges in the form of unknown factors, such as unstable flooring, new partnerships, and weather conditions. In bringing the choreography to life onstage and backstage, Bolle's companions remark on the honor of dancing with him and dote on his ability to not only teach, but continuously strive to push his body to its limits. The tour also captures the extraordinary beauty of venues such as the Arena in Verona, the Teatro Grande at Pompeii, and the Caracalla Baths in Rome. Shot in elegant lighting with delicate framing, L'Arte Della Danza is a masterpiece from start to finish. With his powerful narrative style of dance, Bolle entrances the audience with not only his movements but also his unspoken words.

Director Biography

Ballet specialist through various media for over twenty-five years, she is also author and director for Classica HD satellite channel (Sky, channel 138). In 2006 she conceived and wrote a series of documentaries called "Danza in Scena" and also began directing them from 2011: totaling more than 60 in ten years, each dedicated to great international artists.

Sponsored by Seattle Met, Seattle Weekly

  • Original Language Title: Roberto Bolle - L'Arte della Danza
  • Director: Francesca Pedroni
  • Principal Cast: Roberto Bolle, Nicoletta Manni, Melissa Hamilton, Eric Underwood, Matthew Golding, Jiři and Otto Bubeníček, Anna Tsygankova Maria Kochetkova, Joan Boada, Alexandre Riabko
  • Premiere Status: North America
  • Country: Italy
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 108 min. (incl 3 min. short film)
  • Producer: Piero Maranghi, Emanuela Bolle
  • Screenplay: Francesca Pedroni
  • Cinematographers: Krishna Agazzi
  • Editors: Aline Herve
  • Music: Paolo Piccardo
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: Italian
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: Nexo Digital

Preceded by Short Film: "Breathe, Just Breathe"

This film will be preceded by the short film "Breathe, Just Breathe" (USA | 2016 | 3 minutes | Carrie Robinson, Cheryl Ediss)

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