Swans never die

What remains today of a choreographic work that is considered a milestone in the early twentieth-century history of western dance? In what kind of forms and bodies it has survived through time? Who collects this heritage and why? In what cultural and geographical contexts can it re-emerge? How has it been transformed through the multiple re-makes that occurred in the course of a century? How does it resonate in the dance artists of today and what values could this choreographic work communicate in the future?

The Swans never die project invites the audience to think of The Dying Swan, a solo that is considered a milestone in twentieth-century dance history, as an opportunity to explore style, technique, identity and culture. The partner institutions of the project propose a joint programme (live and online) that alternates between performances, workshops, meetings, webinars and artistic residencies and invites the audience to discover the multiple possibilities of tracing a timeless choreographic work through its contemporary re-interpretations. Following the journey between the history and memory of dance, the audience will be able to discover a choreographic work of the past and the numerous transformations that the dance went through since 1905 when it was first choreographed by Michel Fokine for Anna Pavlova.

Choreography and dance by Camilla Monga
Music Filippo Vignato, Emanuele Maniscalco
Light design and stage Camilla Monga
Technical advice Walter Ballini

Open drift
Choreography Philippe Kratz
Performers Antonio Tafuni and Nagga Baldina
Music Borderline Order

La morte del cigno
Dance Virna Toppi
Choreography Michel Fokine
Music Camille Saint-Saëns

Partners: Fondazione Piemonte Dal Vivo, APS Arcigay Il Cassero di Bologna, Comune di Bassano del Grappa, Fondazione Haydn di Bolzano e Trento, Triennale Milano Teatro (Fondazione CRT/Teatro dell’Arte), Fondazione del Teatro Grande di Brescia, Dipartimento di Filosofia e Beni Culturali – Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, DAMS – Università degli Studi di Torino.


SINGLE SEAT € 15,00 € 10,00

*reserved to under 30 and over 65

Student ticket 50% discount on full price **

**reserved to students of Primary and Secondary School, Universities and Equal Institutes, Conservatories. The Student Ticket is only available in Ticket Office, upon presentation of the valid International Student Card, or the University Booklet or other document on paper, which proves the school enrollment for the current year.

The Foundation of Teatro Grande is a member of 18app and Carta del Docente.

How to purchase tickets

Tickets for sale at the Ticket Office of Teatro Grande and online.

Ticket office is open from Tuesday to Friday (13.30-19.00) and on Saturday (15.30-19.00). For information biglietteria@teatrogrande.it.


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