ASMED — Associazione Sarda Musica e Danza, the Italian Ministry for Cultural Activities, the Regione Autonoma Sardegna (Assessorato alla Cultura) and the Presidente of Regione Autonoma Sardegna present an open rehearsal of the Balletto di Sardegna original production NUR, conceived and staged by the company's artistic director, Guido Tuveri. NUR dramatizes, through dance, theatre, and traditional song, the story of two Sardinian stonemasons divided by love for the same girl and by their differing responses to Fascist politics.

Following the rehearsal, you are invited to stay for the Opening Reception for the photo exhibition: "Tribute to Roland Petit and Zizi Jeanmaire: two protagonists of the xx century dance in theatre, revue and fashionon loan from Italy and created by Carmela Piccione and Paola Leoni, and organized by ASMED. During the opening, Ms. Piccione will give a multi-media presentation, "Roland Petit, Italy and USA. The seasons of his heart and of his creativity.”

NUR represents a cross section of the Sardinian society of 1945. Though the tale, based on true events, ends tragically, the production offers a reflection in which the characters are given a different possibility, realize that all events happened because of social pressures and therefore choose to follow their inner perception, which leads them into using LOVE instead. That universal energy that is too powerful to be contained is, at the very end, the means to freedom. 

The US Premiere will take place during the Between the seas Dance Festival at Wild Project, 195 East 3rd St, New York, NY 10009 on 8/31/11 at 9 pm and 9/2/11 at 7 pm. Tickets available online or by calling 212.352.3101. View the complete schedule of events.








SCHEDULE


• Saturday 8/27 CRS: from 6 pm to 10 pm

-Photo Exposition “Tribute to Roland Petit. The relationship between the great French choreographer and Italy and Italian Opera Houses” (Till Sat 9/3)

- Exposition of some traditional Sardinian Jewels

-Display of some traditional Sardinian costumes

-Open rehearsals of the show “Nur”

-h 8.30 pm: conference “Roland Petit, Italy and USA. The seasons of his heart and of his creativity”” by Carmela Piccione

-Wine/food (Sardinian products) reception during the 4 hours

Free admission – Donation of 5$ appreciated


• Sunday 8/28 City Center from 5 pm to 9 pm

-h 5-6 pm: open run-through of the show “Nur”

-h 6-8 pm: Sardinian Folk Dance, Wine/food (Sardinian products) reception, short conference about Sardinia

-h 8-9 pm: open run-through of the show “Nur”

Free admission – Donation of 5$ appreciated


• Monday 8/29: CPR from 5 pm to 7 pm

-Open rehearsals of the show “Nur”

Free admission – Donation of 5$ appreciated


• Wednesday 8/31: Wild Project Between the Seas Festival

-h 9 pm: show “Nur”

Tickets available online. A link is available on the festival homepage and also on the theater's website:

http://thewildproject.com/performances/2011-between-the-seas.shtml


• Friday 9/2: Wild Project Between the Seas Festival

-h 7 pm: show “Nur”

Tickets available online. A link is available on the festival homepage and also on the theater's website:

http://thewildproject.com/performances/2011-between-the-seas.shtml


• Saturday 9/3: The Ailey Studios, Manhattan

-h 3 pm: show “Nur”



ADDRESSES & CONTACTS


CRS - Center for Remembering & Sharing

123 4th Ave, 2nd FL, New York - (212) 677-8621

www.crsny.org - info@crsny.org


NEW YORK CITY CENTER

131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019 - (212) 581-1212

www.nycitycenter.org - citytix@nycitycenter.org


CPR (Center or Performance Research)

361 Manhattan Avenue # 1, Brooklyn, NY 11211 - (718) 349-1210

www.cprnyc.org - info@cprnyc.org


THE WILD PROJECT

195 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009 - (212) 228-1195

www.thewildproject.com - ticketing@thewildproject.com


BETWEEN THE SEAS FESTIVAL

www.betweentheseas.org - info@betweentheseas.org


ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATRE

The Joan Weill Center for Dance

405 W. 55th Street (at 9th Avenue)

New York, NY 10019

http://www.alvinailey.org/

 

“SARDINIA BETWEEN TRADITION AND INNOVATION”