Lorca Massine 


Lorca Massine was born in New York and came from an Artistic family. He began studying classical dance at the age of ten under the guidance of his father, Léonide Massine and at fifteen he started his artistic career alternating classical dance with that of character dance and with prose performances.

At seventeen he began to dedicate his time to choreography forming a ballet company (European Ballet); a year later he entered into the Béjart Company (Ballet of the XX Century) where he learned different aspects of modern dance and directing. He then began a career as a choreographer choosing New York as a starting point: there he prepared a ballet for the Work Shop, the New York City Ballet School where the Director, Balanchine, invited him to join him in his company. Lorca accepted and remained there for more that three years working on the choreography for Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and others.

From then on he worked on the choreography for more than fifty performances; from 1981 to 1983 he was dance director at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome; in February 1990 he founded the "Ballet Teatr De L'Est" Company in Lodz, Poland; since September 1991 he has been the dance director for the Teatro dell'Opera in Varsavia.

His ballets have been performed in some of the most important theatres. Examples of these performances are: Esoterik Satie, Jack in the box, Gaité Parisienne, La Boutique Fantasque, Mario e il Mago, Plucinella, Work in progress, Fortepianissimo and Zorba il Greco, with music by Mikis Theodorakis created for the Arena di Verona in 1988. It was considered, with its performances all over the world, to be a major success in the story of ballet over the last fifty years.

August 2002

On Stage
El amor brujo - Cavalleria RusticanaSunday 8 March
at 15:30
in Teatro Filarmonico
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