Alessandra Corona Works will perform THORNS OF THE CROWN, choreographed by Ramon Oller, at the APAP Showcases 2018 - Peridance Capezio Theatre, on Saturday Jan. 13th (8pm) and Jan 14th (4.30pm)
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THORNS OF THE CROWN
Choreographed by RAMON OLLER
Original music by THOMAS LENTAKIS & BRUNO AXEL
Costume Design AVIAD ARIK HERMAN
Dancers (in alphabetical order): ALEXANDRE BARRANCO, MICHAEL BISHOP, ALESSANDRA CORONA, CASSANDRA OREFICE, NICHOLAS MONTERO, JAMES JOHNSON.
About the Company:
Alessandra Corona Works was funded by Alessandra Corona in New York City to create and develop new multi-disciplinary projects. Corona’s goal is to make artistic works that integrate dance, music, theater, video and film arts, for presentation in the United States and around the world also collaborating with high-level professional artists from different performing art disciplines. Alessandra Corona Works has involved remarkable and unique artists from the very beginning.
The first production of the Company, “Dinner With Friends” (2012) was choreographed and staged by Ramon Oller and was been performed in New York, Sardinia and Rome. “Dulcinea in Manhattan” (2014) was choreographed and staged by the legendary italian Director Gino Landi, was performed in Rome at the Villa Pamphilj summer festival.”Thorns of the Crown” (2016) choreographed and staged By Ramon Oller was performed in NYC. “Impossible Love” choreographed by Kristian Cellini and “Just Joy” choreographed by Guido Tuveri (2017) was been performed in New York and will be on tour in Europe during the next spring 2018
About the Choreographer:
Ramon Oller, is a dancer, choreographer and director of contemporary dance company, born in 1962 in Esparraguera (Barcelona).
He studied at the Institut del Teatre of Barcelona with Laura Tapias, Juan Ten, Ramón Solé, Marina Coll and Dafna Rathause. He made his debut in 1981 with the Gelabert-Azzopardi company, with which he remained until 1984. His first choreography, two Dies i Mig (1984), won the second prize of the competition choreography Tortola Valencia in 1984. In June of 1985 formed the company meters, for which, among others, has created works: La Parada (1985), of meters and meters (Fernández, 1986), Nofres (Fernández, 1987), almost alone (1988), to the single end (1988), perfectly alone (1988), Sols to Suns (Aubry and Dietrich, 1988) premiered at the Autumn Festival of Madrid and replacement for the Ballet of the Opera in Essen in 1995A Tu Vera (1989) premiered in the encounters of contemporary dance from Valencia, the edge (1989), Magdala or what happened with cupcakes? (Roig, 1990), here not there is no Ángel (Schwarz, 1991), lie to me please (1994) which received the national prize of interpretation of the Generalitat of Catalonia, headquarters of winter (Rodríguez, 1994), already asleep (Tchaikovsky, Roig and Monk, 1995), Romy & July (Demestres, 1996), poems of problems (love, 1998), the musical runs, runs, Diva (several, 1998), premiered at the Festival of Peralada, and border (the garden of screams) (traditional Mediterranean, 1999), commissioned by the 48 International Festival of music and dance of Granada.
Along with Jean-Christophe Maillot oranges and lemons (1986), he choreographed for the national choreographic Center of Tours. Some of his creations for other companies have been: Good Night Paradise (Rossell, 1994), which earned him the award for the best show of dance of the year by the New York Times, and Tears for Violet (1995) both for the Ballet Hispanico of New York, Pral. 1st. (several, 1994) and Diwano (Roig, 1995) to the Compañía Nacional de Danza, portraits from memory (Rodríguez et al., 1995) for the Andalusian Centre of dance and La Celestina (Bernaola, 1998) for the National Ballet of Spain, directed by Adolfo Marsillach. He has taught courses and workshops both in Spain and abroad. He has been awarded with the Premio Nacional de Catalonia Daza (1994 and 1996) and the Premio Nacional de Danza of the Ministry of culture (1995). Since 1996, it is the artistic coordinator of the Andalusian Centre of dance.
About the Artistic Director:
ALESSANDRA CORONA is from Cagliari Italy (Sardinia) and was trained in ballet at the National Ballet Academy in Rome. She also studied Graham, Limon, Cunningham and Jazz techniques (Luigi, Matt Mattox) at the Renato Greco School. In Italy, she danced for ASMED Ballet Company directed by Paola Leoni, Renato Greco Dance Company, Vittorio Biagi, and Gino Landi (RAI TV).
Upon moving to New York Alessandra became the principal dancer with Ballet Hispanico for 12 years, originating roles in ballets by Ramon Oller, Ann Reinking, Vincente Nebrada, Christopher Gillis, Graciela Daniele, David Rousseau, Maria Rovira and others.
With Ballet Hispanico, Alessandra performed in their regular season at the Joyce Theater and at other major New York Theaters, and toured with the company throughout the USA, Europe, and South America.
Ann Reinking selected Alessandra to dance for 2 years in the international tour company of the musical “Fosse” then in the City Center ” Encore” production of the Richard Rodgers musical “No Strings” both directed by Reinking. She has performed as a guest artist at various international dance festivals and with companies including Michael Mao Dance Company.
For more than 25 years Alessandra has taught ballet, modern, and jazz techniques in Italy and in the USA..
Thorns of the Crown is a contemporary dance theater project choreographes and staged by Ramon Oller, inpsired by the most powerful and influential of Shakespeare's tragedies. Through humor and dramatic peaks Oller will tell the never-ending struggle between power, sacrifice and fatalities with an innovatice approach.