Principal dancer Carlo di Lanno on becoming a member of Semperoper Ballett through the pandemic and making ready to carry out to a socially distanced viewers


Principal dancer Carlo di Lanno moved from San Francisco Ballet to Semperoper Ballett in Germany simply because the coronavirus pandemic began to hit Europe.

After arriving within the firm’s house within the metropolis of Dresden, Carlo instantly quarantined for 2 weeks earlier than going into the studio to take firm class and begin rehearsals for the season that has already seen cancellations.

Listen to Carlo speak about his lockdown dance expertise and what it’s like becoming a member of a brand new ballet firm when required to socially distance out of your colleagues, whereas taking class metres aside from one other, on rotating schedules.

Semperoper Ballett is stepping again on stage with a collection of gala occasions known as »Semper Essenz: We Will Dance!«, being carried out on the great opera home accompanied by their world-famous orchestra. 

With so many dance firms world wide cancelling their whole seasons, furloughing dancers and making workers redundant, it’s uplifting to see ballet dancers set to carry out to dwell audiences with a dwell orchestra – it’s nearly semi-normal!

Carlo additionally shares his journey from rising up in south Italy to dancing with La Scala in Milan, Staatsballett Berlin and shifting to San Francisco Ballet and dealing with world famend choreographers William Forsythe, David Dawson, Benjamin B. Millepied, Christopher Wheeldon and extra.

»Semper Essenz: We Will Dance!« is on 25 September and 1, 4, 16, 18 & 25 October 2020 – get your tickets.

Photo: Sofiane Sylve and Carlo Di Lanno in On the Nature of Daylight by Ian Whalen


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