Cecchetti Legacy diploma dvd Project
Filming of the enrico cecchetti Diploma Work
The legacy of Enrico Cecchetti is unique and the Cecchetti Society Trust has long wanted to be able to record the most advanced Cecchetti work for future generations, but such a project is ambitious and expensive. The project aim is to film the Diploma work in a heritage DVD. As well as being a vital teaching support for Cecchetti teachers and students, the DVD will be an accessible resource for anyone wishing to learn more about the rich Cecchetti legacy.
The Society is greatly indebted to a small group of very generous Cecchetti ‘friends’ - the Cecchetti Legacy Fundraising Group - who together with support from the Cecchetti Trust have raised funds to realise the project. The Artistic Director is Diane van Schoor and the filming has been undertaken by Ross McGibbon with dancers from The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet participating. This exceptional project is nearing completion.
DIPLOMA DVD PREVIEW EVENING
On Monday 20th November, the Cecchetti Legacy Committee held a preview evening to update supporters on the progress of the Enrico Cecchetti Diploma DVD project. Guests were welcomed to Ham Yard Hotel with champagne and canapes, and had the opportunity to chat informally with the Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet dancers performing in the film, as well as artistic director Diane van Schoor and pianist Roland Thompson. The beautiful screening room was used to introduce a preview of the film, which captures both the coaching and the professional demonstration of, Cecchetti's ninety enchainements which comprise the Final Diploma. The dancers and artistic team, including film director Ross MacGibbon, then took to the stage for a short panel discussion led by Gerald Dowler. A fundraising auction concluded the programme, led by Tom Best, with prizes generously donated by supporters. In attendance were Sir Peter Wright, Lesley Collier, Kevin O'Hare, David Bintley and Darcey Bussell along with around 150 Cecchetti dancers, teachers and supporters.The DVD will be available to purchase in the Spring.
If you would like to make a donation to the Legacy Project any amount you can contribute will be greatly appreciated.