Composed in 1853, "La Traviata" narrates the sorrowful love story between the courtesan Violetta and the young nobleman Alfredo. Their unfortunate relationship, thwarted by the powerful family of the man and the chronic disease suffered by Violetta, have inspired generations around the world, turning Violetta and Alfredo into immortal symbols of both love and tragedy.
Artemis Danza presents the story from the point of view of Violetta, with dance expressing the passion, inner war and despair, as experienced by her.
The dance will be performed in Vietnam at 7:30 pm on September 19 at the Hai Phong Opera House (28 Tran Hung Dao, Hai Phong), 7:30 pm on September 20 at Vinh Phuc Theater (Khai Quang, Vinh Yen) and at 7:00 pm on September 22 at the Hanoi Youth Theater (11 Ngo Thi Nham, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi).
In Hanoi, audiences can receive free tickets (maximum 4 tickets per person) at the Hanoi Youth Theater or the Italian Embassy from September 16 to 21, from 10 am to 4 pm.
On September 21, Artemis Danza will conduct a masterclass for the students of the Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema. The students will then have the opportunity to perform on stage along with Artemis Danza’s professional dancers at the Youth Theatre the next day.
The initiative is being organised as part of the framework of the Executive Program of Cultural Cooperation between Italy and Vietnam and in collaboration with the Hai Phong People’s Committee, the Vinh Phuc People Committee and the Youth Theatre of Vietnam, one of the main cultural institutions of Vietnam.
Artemis Danza was established by Italian choreographer Monica Casadei in 1994. As of today, Artemis Danza has staged more than thirty creations, ranging from contemporary dance shows to choreographies for theatrical performances and operas. In 2007 Artemis Danza became a member of the WDA-World Dance Alliance Europe under the aegis of UNESCO.
Contemporary Dance is one of the excellences of Italian culture, as highlighted by the social media campaign “Italy is simply extraordinary: beIT”, currently taking place across 26 countries, including Vietnam.