NJ: "ROCCO" at Montclair University
ROCCO @ ICKamsterdam (Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten)
Feb 12 7:30 pm; Feb 13 7:30 pm; Feb 14 8:00 pm; Feb 15 3:00 pm
Choreography by Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten
Costumes by Clifford Portier
Lighting by Paul Beumer and Pieter C. Scholten
Soundtrack by Pieter C. Scholten
In the exuberant ROCCO, choreographers Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten transform the Alexander Kasser Theater stage into a boxing ring, where every seat is ringside. Dancers become boxers in a high-stakes match, challenging each other with punches and strikes, fast footwork and ingenious tactics. Inspired by the classic Italian film, Rocco & His Brothers, ROCCO depicts brotherly love and the struggle for a better life with dazzling physical virtuosity.
65 minutes, no intermission. All seating is onstage for this production. Seating is general admission. Please contact the box office at 973-655-5112 with any questions about seating.
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Dancing A Film: A Conversation with the Choreographers
Tue Feb 17 - Memorial Auditorium - 6:30 PM
Free and open to the public. No tickets required.
Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten, along with an Italian film expert, discuss the relationship between Luchino Visconti’s operatic 1960’s film Rocco and His Brothers and their intensely physical choreography for the dance performance Rocco, which takes both thematic and aesthetic inspiration from the film. Select scenes from the film will be screened during the conversation and dancers will perform parts of the choreography in order to illustrate how to “dance a film.” Presented in collaboration with the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies. Click to learn more.