Friday 4 September 6 p.m and 9 p.m.

Città di Castello, Alberto Burri Museum – Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco, “I grandi neri” Hall


Ballo 1915_ omaggio a Alberto Burri (1915-1995)
Coreography by Virgilio Sieni

Original music performed by Roberto Cecchetto

In collaboration with and performed by Jari Boldrini, Ramona Caia, Claudia Caldarano, Maurizio Giunti, Davide Valrosso

Lights Mattia Bagnoli

Set design Lorenzo Pazzagli

Compagnia Virgilio Sieni

Produced by Festival delle Nazioni, Compagnia Virgilio Sieni

Compagnia Virgilio Sieni is supported by Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo, Regione Toscana and Comune di Firenze


“Travelling through the infinite variations of black conducts the body in the exploration of suspension by means of gravity in a continuous process aimed at modifying equilibrium. raising, holding up, resisting falling, descending, distributing energy, transmitting force, moderating speed, sustaining another. In other words, co-existing.’ With these words Virgilio Sieni describes the meaning of his new creation, inspired by Alberto Burri’s art and in particular the splendid cycle of paintings devoted to Black.
Virgilio Sieni is the Director of the dance sector of the Venice Biennial. He is one of the leading choreographers on the modern European scene; he trained in classical and contemporary dance in Amsterdam, New York and Tokyo, while his career also includes the study of art, architecture and the martial arts. In creating his dance designs, he has often collaborated with artists such as Grazia Toderi, Maurizio Nannucci and Flavio Favelli. In 1983 he formed the Butterfly Park company, which became the Virgilio Sieni Company in 1992 with which, among many successes, he won the prestigious UBU prize three times.

On the centenary of the birth of Alberto Burri