Rebecca Bianchi and Alessandro Riga in L’Arlésienne

Rebecca Bianchi and Alessandro Riga in L’Arlésienne duet, music by Georges Bizet, choreography by Roland Petit. Benois de la Danse 2016 Laureates Gala, shot on 17.5.2016 in Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow.

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Rebecca Bianchi and Alessandro Riga in L'Arlésienne

Rebecca Bianchi and Alessandro Riga in L'Arlésienne

Rebecca Bianchi and Alessandro Riga in L'Arlésienne

Rebecca Bianchi and Alessandro Riga in L'Arlésienne

Rebecca Bianchi and Alessandro Riga in L'Arlésienne

Rebecca Bianchi and Alessandro Riga in L'Arlésienne

Rebecca Bianchi and Alessandro Riga in L'Arlésienne

Rebecca Bianchi and Alessandro Riga in L'Arlésienne

Rebecca Bianchi and Alessandro Riga in L'Arlésienne

Rebecca Bianchi and Alessandro Riga in L'Arlésienne

Rebecca Bianchi and Alessandro Riga in L'Arlésienne

Rebecca Bianchi and Alessandro Riga in L'Arlésienne

Rebecca Bianchi and Alessandro Riga in L'Arlésienne

Rebecca Bianchi and Alessandro Riga in L'Arlésienne

Rebecca Bianchi and Alessandro Riga in L'Arlésienne

Rebecca Bianchi and Alessandro Riga in L'Arlésienne

Rebecca Bianchi and Alessandro Riga in L'Arlésienne

 

Rebecca Bianchi and Alessandro Riga in L'Arlésienne

Rebecca Bianchi and Alessandro Riga in L'Arlésienne

Rebecca Bianchi and Alessandro Riga in L'Arlésienne

Rebecca Bianchi and Alessandro Riga in L'Arlésienne

See all pieces in full from Benois de la Danse 2016 Laureates Gala

Rebecca Bianchi is principal ballerina with Rome Opera ballet. Rebecca was born in Parma 1n 1990. Age of 11 years she attendED the Ballet School of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, under the direction of Anna Maria Prina and later, from 2006 to 2009, under the direction of Frédéric Olivieri. In June 2009 he graduated and joined the corps de ballet of the Opera of Rome. In May 2015 she promoted to solo dancer of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. In 2016 she was promoted to Principal Dancer.

Alessandro Riga is currently wit Compañía Nacional de Danza as principal dancer. Born in Crotone (Italy), Alessandro graduated cum laude in the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma school in 2004. During that time he received prestigious Italian prizes as a young promising talent (Danza & Danza, Premio Positano, Premio Adriana Panni, Spoleto Danza, Danza in Fiera). After graduation he went to Semperoper (Dresden), where he danced as a soloist and principal dancer in most of the company’s productions.
In 2006 he went back to Italy, entering the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Florence) as Principal Guest Dancer until 2013. During that time, he was also invited as Principal Guest in some of the most prestigious Italian Theaters: Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Arena di Verona and Teatro alla Fenice di Venezia. In September 2013 he joined Compañía Nacional de Danza as principal dancer. He was nominated for the Benois de la Danse award in the category of best dancer for his performance in L’Arlesienne by Roland Petit, who was especially well received by the audience and international critics.

Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography with kind permission of the Benois de la Danse and Bolshoi Theatre, special thanks to Nina Kudriavtseva-Loory and Regina Nikiforova. 

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