The Tin Celebration
It has to do with that transitional phase in your life where the balance is so precarious that you can go in a million directions - the good ones, the bad ones.
by Ramya Jegatheesan, senior contributor
rehearsal photos by Ramya Jegatheesan
Born and raised in Rome, Roberto Campanella trained at the Scuola Italiana di Danza Contemporanea. In 1985, he joined the Compagnia Italiana di Danza Contemporanea and later joined the prestigious Aterballetto. In 1993 he joined The National Ballet of Canada where he was soon promoted to soloist and was cast in many classical and contemporary roles. Campanella choreographs predominantly for ProArteDanza, which he founded in 2004, although he also choreographs a wide variety of commissioned works for companies at home and abroad. He is now a sought-after guest teacher for companies such as The National Ballet of Canada and Stuttgart Ballet as well as companies in Italy, Korea and Japan. In 2001, Campanella was nominated for the Bonnie Bird Choreography Award in London. In 2007, he received the Fellowship Initiative Award from the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of the New York City Ballet, and in 2008, Campanella’s first full-length work Alice in Wonderland premiered at Ballet Augsburg in Germany. He was awarded the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Choreography with co-choreographer Robert Glumbek for … in between…, which premiered at ProArteDanza’s Season 2010.
Artistic Director Roberto Campanella speaks to us frankly about ProArteDanza’s 10 year anniversary, the challenges of running a dance company, and what audiences can expect to see in the near future.
CHARPO: Are you happy with where you are now? Have you achieved what you wanted?