“Let Me Try” a peculiar Italian theatre show including ballets made his grand entrance in New York on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th September at the Gelsey Kirkland Center of the Arts of Brooklyn.
The multimedia pièce, mainly in Italian language was produced by a Sardinian company “Effimero Meraviglioso” lead by Maria Assunta Calvisi with coreography by New York based Alessandra Corona Performing Arts.
It involved 13 young artists from Sardinia, Rome and the United States.
The performance was also a way to bring to NY the peculiar style, culture and tradition of Sardinia, a very unique Italian Island.
“The show – explains Mrs Calvisi – is produced in collaboration with Kataklisma Teatro of Rome and Alessandra Corona Performing Works from NY. The 13 young artists – actors and dancers – from Sardinia, Rome and the United States have been living and training in Sinnai Sardinia for a month before the first performance of the tour in order to complete the requirements supported by Sardinia government through EU funds.”
The contents of “Let Me Try” is a sort of “behind the scenes” journey that highlights the cultural differences but also the affinities between the performers, who share aspirations and desires, on both sides of the ocean. With the ultimate question if one has to leave his natal nest in order to realize his dreams.
A mix of stories, memories, aspirations where dance, theatre, visual art, are mixed together to send the message.
Alessandra Corona’s choreographies and music by Thomas Lentakis add a lot to the success of “Let Me Try”.
The show has been played six times in three different locations in two weeks. After the debut in Sardinia, September 3rd at the Teatro Civico di Sinnai and in Rome the following week, the artists arrived in NY to perform in Brooklyn.
Before the play in Brooklyn, the journalist and master of cerimony Pietro Porcella, organized a few meetings of the authors to promote the show and the Sardinian Culture.
In Manhattan they were received by Giorgio van Straten, director of the Italian Institute of Culture, the Italian Consulate, the School of America and Italy, the editor in chief of La Voce di New York, Stefano Vaccara, and the gathering with the Sardinian community in New York at the D.O.C. Brooklyn Wine Bar.
The meeting with the Sardinian community in Brooklyn was very touching and tasty, culminating with the traditional ‘porchetto arrosto’ (roasted pork) and vino cannonau, famous red wine from Sardinia.
Contact Person: Liliana Rosano (US Press Office for Let Me Try)
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