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Denis Bruno


I studied dance at the Teatro Nuovo in Turin and then joined the Teatro Carcano in Milan. I danced in Aida at La Scala in Milan in 2005 and the following year in Swan Lake at the English National Ballet. I was then appointed to the Ballet de Teatres de la Generalitat in Valencia in Spain in 2007 before returning to Italy and joining the Balletto Teatro di Torino in 2011. I won the best dancer prize in Valencia, Spain.

I joined the Ballet National de Marseille in 2015, keeping in mind Roland Petit’s reputation. Through the choreographic work of Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten, movement comes from inside, from the personal, and that’s what I like. I also really like avant-garde scenography.

When I think of the “body in revolt” I liken it to an iconoclastic approach. It’s about breaking the aesthetic canons and going further thanks to movement guided by thinking. While I feel very free in the flexibility that drives Extremalism, I also love the work on points tackled in Le Corps du Ballet National de Marseille, which reminds me a lot of the classical technique. In this company of 30 dancers, anything can happen!