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Mauro Bigonzetti, Choreographer

Mauro Bigonzetti, Choreographer

MAURO BIGONZETTI was born in Rome, Italy. He received his dance training at Scuola di Danza del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and entered Balletto dell’Opera di Roma in 1979. In 1983, he left Opera di Roma to join Aterballetto, a contemporary ballet company in Reggio Emilia, Italy, where he had a chance to collaborate with Alvin Ailey, Glen Tetley, William Forsythe, and Jennifer Muller. His repertoire also included works by Balanchine and Massine.

Mr. Bigonzetti's first ballet, Sei in movimento, (to music of J.S. Bach), was created for Alterballetto in 1990. In 1993, he left Alterballeto to embark on a career as a freelance dance maker. His most important relationship during the following four years was with Balletto di Toscana where he served as Resident Choreographer. In 1997, he returned to Compagnia Alteballetto as Artistic Director, a position he held until 2008. He still choreographs for the company.

Mr. Bigonzetti has choreographed for the English National Ballet, Ballet National Marseille, the Stuttgart Ballet, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Staatsoper Dresden, Ballet Teatro Argentino, Balè da Cidade de Sao Paulo (Brazil), Ballet Gulbenkian (Portugal), New York City Ballet, Turkish State Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Ballet du Capitole Toulouse, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Arena di Verona, and Teatro di San Carlo in Naples.

His recent work includesCinque(Reflections/Bolshoi Ballet);In VentoOltermare, and Luce Nascosta (New York City Ballet); InCanto dall'Orlando Furioso and Romeo and Juliet (Aterballetto)I Fratelli (Stuttgart Ballet); Le Quattro Stagioni (Les Grands Ballets Canadiens); Caravaggio (Staatsballett Berlin); Festa Barocca (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater).

Many of Mr. Bigonzetti’s notable ballets, such as SongsPersephassaFuria CorporisComoedia CantiSognoCantataRossini CardsVesproLes NocesPsapphaOrma, and WAM,among others, are in repertory of major European and American companies.