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  • ANIMA ANIMUS  San Francisco Ballet    PH Erik Tomasson (1)
  • Bella Figura ph Marco Brescia Teatro alla Scala  (4)
  • David Dawson 1 official Headshot 2020 by Oliver Look
  • Jiri Kylian     photo Serge Ligtenberg
  • Philippe Kratz
Ph. Tomasson Erik
From 25 to 31 January 2022
Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company


Anima Animus

Teatro alla Scala new production
David Dawson, choreography
Ezio Bosso, music
John Otto, sets
Yumiko Takeshima, costumes
James F. Ingalls, lights

Solitude Sometimes

Teatro alla Scala new production
World Premiere
Philippe Kratz, choreography
Thom Yorke e Radiohead, music
Carlo Cerri e Philippe Kratz, sets
Carlo Cerri, lights

Bella Figura

Nederlands Dans Theater production
Jiří Kylián, choreography
Lukas Foss, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Alessandro Marcello, Antonio Vivaldi, Giuseppe Torelli, music
Jiří Kylián, sets
Joke Visser, costumes

Kees Tjebbes, lights

Recorded music


One new creation, one national premiere, one great reprise: these are the ingredients of a richly evocative triptych. Catharsis and rebirth in the world premiere by Philippe Kratz, that plunges into Egyptian mythology to then ascend towards the light. Then, rich in contrasts, the Italian premiere of Anima Animus by David Dawson, set to music by Ezio Bosso, combines virtuosity, emotion, physicality, and humanity. And a celebration of beauty expressed through even the most bizarre and unexpected movements, Bella Figura returns as an homage to the mastery of Jiří Kylián.