Ballet in HD: Moretti and Monteverdi's Caravaggio
Sunday, October 14, 2012
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Caravaggio (born Michelangelo Merisi) is known for his paintings of dramatic intensity; one of his foremost artistic twists was the extreme contrast between brightness and darkness, light and shadow. Mauro Bigonzetti, one of the leading choreographers of the Italian ballet, created choreographies mainly for the Aterballetto in Reggio Emilia, which helped bring him fame and worldwide attention. In this film (2008, 93 min.), recorded live at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, the Staatsballett Berlin is conducted by Paul Connelly and features stars Beatrice Knop, Polina Semionova, and Vladimir Malakhov. Tickets are $15 ($13 for members and students) and may be ordered online or by calling 413 458 0524.