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Expo Dubai: Roberto Bolle show at Italian pavilion

Won't return to Russia until back to normal says ballet great

(ANSA) - ROME, MAR 2 - Italian ballet legend Roberto Bolle's long-awaited Expo Dubai show 'Roberto Bolle and Friends' took place Wednesday at the Italian pavilion at the world's fair.
    The gala performance was a "compendium of some of the most exciting dance pieces in the classic and contemporary repertoire, created by Bolle himself to represent Italian excellence in this important planetary appointment", said the pavilion.
    The show was initially scheduled for January 6 but was put off after some of the star's troupe tested positive for COVID ahead of the departure for the United Arab Emirates.
    Bolle, 46, from Casale Monferrato near Alessandria in Piedmont, is currently a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre and a principal dancer e' toile at La Scala Theatre Ballet.
    Bolle also dances regularly as a guest artist with the world's leading companies, including The Royal Ballet, the Mariinsky Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet and the Paris Opera Ballet.
    Bolle said he would not ravel to Russia until the war on Ukraine was over and "things come back to normal".
    As for he show, he said "we wanted to show that our art of being together with so many different nationalities to speak with beauty and our hearts is a bit like the fils rouge of this Italian Pavilion that is wonderful and has an eye on the future because it unites so many new technologies that interpret classic beauty but take it into the future". (ANSA).


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