La Fortuna. The Lady with an Ermine

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  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 7:00 PM

Dancing Lady

“When Fortune comes, seize her in front with a sure hand, because behind she is bald.” This famous quote by Leonardo da Vinci is the motto of the spectacle La Fortuna. Lady with an Ermine, prepared by the “Cracovia Danza” Court Ballet. The lady in the painting, Cecilia Gallerani, mistress of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, would surely have had plenty to say on the subject of the wheel of fortune, as the duke cast her aside as demanded by his wife Beatrice d’Este; we can admire Leonardo’s painting at the recently refurbished Princes Czartoryski Museum. Directed by Paweł Winsczyk and choreographed by Romana Agnel, the spectacle depicts the opulent, refined era of Italy’s cinquecento. It features reconstructed excerpts from the ballet Il Paradiso; hugely popular at the time, its costumes and stage sets were designed by none other than Leonardo himself. We will also see dances performed at the Sforza court. The spectacle comes to the Variété Theatre on 24 March.

(Justyna Skalska, “Karnet” magazine)

Directed by: Paweł Winsczyk
Choreography: Romana Agnel
Costumes: Martine Pichon i Monika Polak-Luścińska
Scenopgraphy: Monika Polak-Luścińska

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