Itzik Galili

Itzik Galili by Karel ZwaneveldAfter his studies with Rossana Raducci Vantaggio, Giorgio Mancini attended the Accademia Nazionale di danza di Roma before continuing his training at Maurice Béjart’s Ecole Mudra, with the famous teacher Jan Nuyts. He subsequently joined the Ballet du XXe siècle and then the Béjart Ballet Lausanne where he performed numerous solos by Maurice Béjart.

Giorgio Mancini continued his career as a dancer at the Centre Chorégraphique National de Tours, headed at the time by Jean-Christophe Maillot, and then at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, where he performed numerous lead roles for  Kylian, Neumeier, Ek, Naharin, Galili and Bruce. In 1989, Rudolf Nureyev presented him with the Positano Prize and in 1995 Giorgio Mancini was winner of the Danza e Danza Prize.

That same year Giorgio Mancini was appointed director of the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève where he created a number of choreographies: In-contro, Polo Zero, Soliloqui a due, Between dusk and dawn, Words no longer heard, etc

After 13 years of successful experience in Switzerland, Giorgio Mancini was appointed director of Maggiodanza, the ballet of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, where his notable creations included: Eppur si move, In una parte di cielo, Juliet and Romeo, Mozart per gioco, and a very personal version of The Nutcracker.   In 2006, Giorgio Mancini created a choreographic work for Mozart’s ASCANIO in Alba at the  Teatro alla Scala di Milano and in October 2007 he created Equilibri to mark the end of Joseph Kosuth’s installation at the Venice Biennial art exhibition.

In June 2009, Giorgio Mancini proposed a new version of the ballet In-Contro for the Royal Ballet School of Flanders. In 2009, Giorgio Mancini  created Coppelia for the San Carlo Theatre Ballet in Naples. In May 2010, he created La Campanella to the music of Paganini, for the  Nice-Méditerranée Ballet under the artistic direction of Eric Vu-An. In October 2010, Giorgio Mancini headed the European project for young dancers in  Abruses and created the show Danserie.

In August 2011, Giorgio Mancini founded his own dance company, “GM Ballet”, and created the surprise event in Florence when he presented the first live choreographic studio, in the interior courtyard of the Palazzo Strozzi.  On this occasion Giorgio Mancini choreographed a duo in public  as they danced to the music of Tristan und Isolde, adapted for the piano by  Franz Liszt.

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