Somiglianza

Mattia Russo and Antonio de Rosa - Kor’siaSomiglianza

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Somiglianza is an ironic and joyful tribute to Nijinsky’s mythical creation and best-known modern ballet: L’après-midi d’un faune. Combining end-of-century imagery and exotic staging, Somiglianza questions symbolism in Western society. However, nothing is what it once was, the faun is dressed in a white lacy nightshirt and the nymphs have morphed into synchronised swimmers.

Choreography: Mattia Russo and Antonio de Rosa
Music: Syrinx and L’après-midi d’un faune, Claude Debussy
Dancers: Astrid Bramming, Antonio de Rosa, Claudia Bosch i Fernández, Giulia Russo and Mattia Russo
Costumes: Vanessa Soria Lima and Betto García
Production: Gabriel Blanco
Management: Celia Zaragoza

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Biography

Antonio de Rosa and Mattia Russo studied at the Accademia Nazionale di Roma and Scuola di Ballo Teatro Alla Scala.

Antonio de Rosa first worked with Maggio Fiorentino, Arena di Verona and Teatro alla Scala. In 2011 he joined the Compañía Nacional de Danza de España (CND) and was promoted as soloist dancer two years later. In 2015, he premiered the roles of Don José and Escamillo in Carmen by Johan Inger.

Mattia Russo was part of Generalitat Valenciana Ballet and then Introdans, where he created several works as a choreographer such as Frates and Behind me. In 2012 he joined the Compañía Nacional de Danza de España.

They have both danced leading roles with choreographers such as Johan Inger, Juanjo Arqués, Mats Ek, Goyo Montero. Antonio and Mattia have also danced in ballets by other prestigious choreographers such as Rudolf Nureyev, George Balanchine, Maurice Bèjart, Roland Petit, Jiri Kylian, Itzik Galili, Ohad Naharin, La Veronal, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Jirí Kylián, Robert Battle, Didy Veldman and Hans van Manen.

As choreographers, they have both created several pieces for the CND such as Mirage set on an installation by Eugenio Ampudia, presented at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and for their own company: KOR’SIA, created in 2015 together with Giuseppe Dagostino. KOR’SIA was awarded the 1st Prize at 21st Concours Chorégraphique Contemporain Jeunes Compagnies, for Cul de Sac and the 2nd Prize for Yellow Place at the Copenhagen International Choreography Competition.

Antonio de Rosa and Mattia Russo were awarded the Young Talent Capri-Positano Léonide Massine Prize in 2016