Tomorrow night premieres another homage to the legacy that is la Maria Callas. Milan's Teatro degli Arcimboldi (TAM we're fond to call it) will host artist Micha van Hoecke's vision of the legendary diva through dance, played out by his company of 17 ballerinas. The show was created (and funded) originally for the Ravenna Festival under the patronage of Mrs. Cristina Muti, who shared with van Hoecke a mutual admiration and respect for the late diva. The show was intended to fill the void at the occasion of Callas's
2530th year of death, which passed in 2007.
Van Hoecke spoke to la Repubblica in an article this weekend, "Cosi' la Callas rivive nel mio spettacolo" ("Like this Callas lives again in my show").
The show is called, "Maria Callas, la voix des choses" (The Voice of Things), which is intended to be ambiguous, as Callas to him was a force greater than nature, and someone indefinable (He said to the press, "Her voice is like an alchemist searching for the philosopher's stone...it's something unreachable, but nevertheless necessary"). He goes on to say that she transcended normal humanity, a desperate woman who was born to be sacrificed, and lived a life of torment typical of many great artists.
Next for van Hoecke is another collaboration with Mrs. Riccardo Muti for an upcoming Salome and a Traviata.
Here's a little promo that Teatro degli Arcimboldi put out on the ut00bs. i would probably go but i can't go anyway so I wouldn’t go foreals tia. Frankly, I'd rather have Eliot Spitzer fly over to Milan and steamroll me. I'M A F**KING STEAMROLLA!