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Silk caresses Nureyev: A tribute to the late world icon of the classic dance


Teatro Sociale di Como in Italy is the cultural cradle of the city, and it hosts the great dance in the exceptional show titled “Omaggio a Rudolf Nureyev.” It is a tribute to Rudolf Nureyev staged by the First dancers and the Soloists of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

The event highlights the golden thread that unites the dance of virtue “honors the silk textile sector,” Como’s flagship, in view of its candidacy for the UNESCO Creative City designation.

It is also enriched by the extraordinary participation of writer Daniel Lumera, who introduces his voice with the performance of the dancers.

The focus of the show is in fact the reflection around silk, a precious fabric that over the centuries has been able to connect east and west, as well as dance, a universal language that has always been shared by people from all over the world.

A few days before International Dance Day which is celebrated every year on April 29, the Terpsichorean art (Terpsicore, in Greek mythology is one of the 9 muses and the protector of dance) – primeval in its language and innate in human beings – is honored here through a program inspired by Rudolf Nureyev, one of the greatest exponents of ballet worldwide. With his dazzling career and great charisma, he has been able to unite east and west silk, bringing dance in its highest expression from Russia to the world.

The night of April 27 is, therefore, a unique occasion to savor the lightness of silk through the threadlike bodies and the graceful movements of the La Scala Theatre dancers: Martina Arduino, Sabrina Brazzo, Virna Toppi, Vittoria Valerio, Marco Agostino, Claudio Coviello, Nicola Del Freo , Federico Fresi, and Mick Zeni, coordinated by Beatrice Carbone, daughter of art who is always in the world of great dance.

On the occasion, 3 unpublished choreographies will be presented at the opening created specifically for this show on silk, present on stage as a protagonist.

The interpretation is introduced by Daniel Lumera, writer and international speaker, and recognized expert in the field of wellness sciences and education for life awareness. He will touch the themes of innocence and purity, of forgiveness and of awareness.

It follows a tribute to Nureyev with the great classics of the ballet repertoire from Il Corsaro, Giselle, and Don Chisciotte, alongside neoclassical and contemporary choreographies.

The event, in addition to conveying the high-cultural profile, also has a declared beneficial purpose. Part of the proceeds will be donated to 2 important initiatives of social and educational nature: the School for Children non-profit organization, a project born from the idea of a group of entrepreneurs and professionals from the Lombardy region who through school education and actions studied ad hoc, aims to protect and improve the quality of life of children in India, supporting the rights of children and adolescents and working primarily for and with the poorest children, and those at risk of abuse, exploitation, and marginalization.

My Life Design Foundation, a non-profit organization inspired by the My Life Design® model and method created by Daniel Lumera, whose primary objective is the education of awareness and the improvement of the quality of life and relationships, such as the transformation of suffering, the accompaniment to the dying, the management of conflicts and stress, the development of conscious relationships, leadership and education, through the values of personal fulfillment, and cooperation for peace and forgiveness.

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Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy

Mario is a veteran in the travel industry.
His experience extends worldwide since 1960 when at the age of 21 he started exploring Japan, Hong Kong, and Thailand.
Mario has seen the World Tourism develop up to date and witnessed the
destruction of the root/testimony of the past of a good number of countries in favor of modernity/progress.
During the last 20 years Mario's travel experience has concentrated in South East Asia and of late included the Indian Sub Continent.

Part of Mario's work experience includes multi activities in the Civil Aviation
field concluded after organizing the kik off of for Malaysia Singapore Airlines in Italy as an Institutor and continued for 16 years in the role of Sales /Marketing Manager Italy for Singapore Airlines after the split of the two governments in October 1972.

Mario's official Journalist license is by the "National Order of Journalists Rome, Italy in 1977.