Kazimirs Colours by Rachele Buriassi and Friedemann Vogel, choreography by Mauro Bigonzetti, music by Dmitri Shostakovich. Kenneth and Friends Gala 2014 at Finnish National Opera. Shot on 24.05.2014.
Rachele Buriassi is currently a soloist with Stuttgart Ballet. She was born in Sarzana, Italy. She began her dance training at the age of four at the Scuola di Danza 4 Movimento, a private school in Sarzana. In 2000 she started to study at the Ecole de Danse de Cannes, France Rosella Hightower. In 2002 she continued her education at the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart and graduated in 2006. Rachele Buriassi took part in different competitions. In 2005 she won the second prize at the Tanzolymp Berlin and in 2006 the special prize “Wish will” at the Vaganova Grand Prix Russia. In the season 2006/07 Rachele Buriassi joined the Stuttgart Ballet’s Corps de ballet. In 2010/11 she was promoted to Demi Soloist. Her promotion to Soloist followed in the season 2012/13.
Friedemann Vogel is principal dancer with Stuttgarter Ballett (Stuttgart Ballet). He was born in Stuttgart, Germany. He started formal training at the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart and completed his ballet training at the Princess Grace Academy of Classical Dance in Monte Carlo with the John Gilpin scolarship from Princess Antoniette de Monaco. He showed his outstanding talent by winning several international ballet competition awards. In 1997 he won the Prix de Lausanne,the Gold medall in the Prix de Louxembourg, Eurocity competion in Italy and 1998 he won the Jackson Competition USA. In September 1998 Friedemann Vogel joined the Stuttgart Ballet and quickly rose through the ranks. In 2002 he was promoted to first soloist, the company’s highest rank. In the same year he also won the much-coveted Erik Bruhn Prize in Toronto Canada. Friedemann Vogel has been elected Dancer of the Year 2010 by the international dance critics survey of the magazine TANZ and recently In June 2012 Friedemann was appointed by the Italian dance magazine Danza & Danza as best male dancer.
Mauro Bigonzetti (born 1960, Rome, Italy) is an internationally acclaimed choreographer of contemporary ballet. Bigonzetti trained at the ballet school of Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and entered their company in 1979. In 1983 he joined the Reggio Emilia company Aterballetto, renowned for its contemporary repertory.
Bigonzetti began to choreograph first on Aterballetto in 1990. In 1993 he joined Balletto di Toscana as Resident Choreographer and in 1997 returned to Aterballetto as Artistic Director.
Photos by Jack Devant © with kind permission of the Finnish National Opera and Kenneth Greve, special thanks Heidi Almi.