What a luxury it is to have seen the ballet company of La Scala, Milan, on its first visit to Australia. An ensemble of sixty-six dancers, it has become, under the artistic direction of Frédéric Olivieri, a prized instrument of Italian culture. Established in 1788, it engaged with a new wave of contemporary choreographers and styles in the 1960s. Today, it tours globally with a repertoire drawn from two centuries’ classics and works of contemporary genius. It also engages many guest artists, whom it graciously lists before its own principals.
Giselle (Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company)
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