Mario Gaglione, a professional dancer at Joburg Ballet presents his production - Pasolini 100 - a tribute to poet, filmmaker, writer and intellectual Pier Paolo Pasolini. Pasolini was assassinated in 1975 and this performance is a tribute to his ever-lasting legacy.
Mario Gaglione has over the last few years emerged as a notable choreographic voice in the South African dance landscape.
The production was commissioned by the Italian Institute of Culture in 2022 and is now making a comeback.
The ballet represents some of the pivotal points of Pasolini's life and focuses on the way he viewed the world and its many perspectives through the use of movement, dance-theatre, video documentaries and an overall intimate experience that brings the audience in close contact with the man.
Gaglione is joined by four accomplished professional dancers - Chloé Blair, Ivan Domiciano, Monike Cristina and Revil Yon, who bring his production vividly to life.