CRISALIDI, the new work by Enzo Celli debuting March 30, 31

Saturday March 2nd, 2019 - 2 minutes read

In the occasion of VIVO Ballet Spring Season 2019, VIVO Ballet is eager to present the new work marked by Enzo Celli:

CRISALIDI (first meditation on solitude in dance)

The CRISALIDI (chrysalis or pupa) precedes the adult state of the butterfly. The shell of the chrysalis cleaves and the butterfly begins to laboriously come out.
Butterflies live an average of one month, but some species die after only a few hours. The chrysalis can live up to 30 years before emerging as an adult.

The condition of the dancer is similar. He spends his whole life in a chrysalis condition, during which he forms, struggles with himself, tries to grow and improve. Sometimes he loses this battle, sometimes he succumbs. It is a hard, incorrect battle, constantly fought with a sense of inadequacy that sometimes results in a very strong sense of solitude. Loneliness that sometimes makes us forget that we are not the chrysalis, but the butterflies within.

Yes, the dancer prepares for a lifetime to become the butterfly, then beauty, then poetry, which will last, hopefully, a month.

Elisabetta Minutoli, Nikki Holck, Rebecca Sandlin, Destiny Churchwell, Michael Wright, Vivake Khamsingsavath (Vive), Ross Ross Honaker. Apprentices: Mata Bianchi, Facundo Ebenegger, Siddharth Dutta

Concept, Choreography, Lights, Costumes: Enzo Celli
Theater Manager: Richard J. Scandola
Light Operator: Brant Murray
Sound Operator: Speletic
Stage Manager: Zoe Thomas

VIVO Ballet Associate Artistic Director: Elisabetta Minutoli
VIVO Ballet Executive Director: Kalinda Santor
VIVO Ballet Artists Associate: Nikki Holck, Michael Wright
VIVO Ballet Production: Alice Johnston
VIVO Ballet Public Relation: Mengxian Zhang