AN ITALIAN IN MADRID     (2016)

Created for
Richard Alston Dance Company
 

Music 

Domenico Scarlatti - Keyboard Sonatas, Accordion: K.146, K.284, K.39 (played by
Teodoro Anzellotti - Winter & Winter, 2001), Piano: K.27, K.420, K.159, K.3, K.70, K.141, K.32


Lighting 

Karl Oskar Sørdal


Costumes 

Fotini Dimou

Duration

32 minutes

Originally danced by a cast of

6 women 5 men 

Video Excerpt

Filmed and edited at Peak Performances @ Montclair State University.

The Baroque composer Domenico Scarlatti left Italy for the Royal Court in Lisbon. Later in Spain he absorbed strong influences from Spanish guitar music and created a fascinating hybrid form in his harpsichord pieces.

​The music was unique in the Baroque Era and recognised as the extraordinary work of a master. To echo this cultural exchange I invited a superb young Kathak trained dancer, Vidya Patel, to perform with my company and thus to help me create my own hybrid blend of movement.

An Italian in Madrid received its premiere at Sadler's Wells on 29 March 2016.