Fashion, Capucci at Castel Sant’Angelo: homage to ‘The man who dances’

Scheduled in the capital, from 21 to 23 September, three evenings – event, a ‘special’ project of the Ministry of Culture, curated by Daniele Cipriani, with some stars of international dance, the duo Sasha Riva and Simone Repele, the star of flamenco Sergio Bernal alongside the great mime of Japanese origin Hal Yamanouchi.

Dance, music and haute couture. The capital celebrates Roberto Capucci, one of the greatest creators of international high fashion, with three evenings -events at Castel Sant’Angelo (21, 22 and 23 September), entitled ‘The man who dances’, as part of the exhibition ‘under the Angel of Castello: dance, music, show’, a cultural project strongly desired by the director of the State Museums of the city of Rome, Mariastella Margozzi, curated and created by Anna Selvi.

“The man who dances, with the costumes of the great designer Roberto Capucci is much more than dance, much more than music, much more than fashion – declares Mariastella Margozzi – The show embodies the essence of art in all its nuances, anticipating the original cut of the event. Talented dancers will accompany the public through the Castle, along many of its most evocative places. A new way to fully enjoy the suggestion of Castel Sant’Angelo “. To crown a glorious career in high fashion, a few years ago, thanks to the meeting with Daniele Cipriani, who oversaw the ‘special’ project recognized by the Ministry of Culture, Capucci approaches for the first time, almost as a challenge, to costume for the show.

‘L’Uomo che Danza’ presents 16 of these extraordinary creations, living sculptures that will be animated by Simona Bucci, former solo choreographer of the Alwin Nikolais Dance Company of New York and historical collaborator of Carolyn Carlson, with ‘choreographic movements’ conceived for athletic and supple bodies of the artists (flamenco star Sergio Bernal, the duo of choreographers and dancers Sasha Riva and Simone Repele, fresh from the success of the creations for Bernstein’s Mass, this summer in Caracalla alongside the great Japanese mime Hal Yamanouchi) and for the evocative spaces of Castel Sant’Angelo.

The Courtyard of the Angel, the Loggia, the Helical Ramp, the Pompeian Corridor, the Apollo Room, among puffs, pinwheels, ribbons, feathers, masks, ruffs, even carapaces, in the exotic and flaming colors so loved by Capucci. They will adorn the artists, they will transform themselves into all kinds of creatures out of the dreamlike fantasy of the famous master, ‘images of pure madness’, according to the definition of the master himself.

Over the course of his long career, Roberto Capucci has dressed famous and imperious women. One of his favorite first women, soprano Raina Kabaivanka, will ideally be present with her magnificent voice in some arias from Tosca. The musical choice (including original pieces by Paki Zennaro) is taken from the work of Puccini, very suitable for the place, built as the Mausoleum of the Emperor Hadrian, transformed over the centuries as a fortress and prison, the last act of Puccini’s masterpiece. The evening is also enriched with video projections signed by Maxim Derevianko and other projects such as the ‘forest’ of panels depicting the sketches of the master Capucci.