Livia Brillarelli: Cecchetti: A Ballet Dynasty
Dance Collection Pr (December 1, 1995)
The story of the Cecchetti family of dancers whose lineage descends from the Italian town of Civitanova Marche in the early 1700’s, is a remarkable tale of talent, celebrity and enterprise. Writer Giannandrea Poesio comments: A significant aspect of Enrico Cecchetti’s life and career is that he operated within three very different epochs of theatrical dancing – the Italian “ballo”, the Russion Imperial Ballet and Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes – passing from one to the other with remarkable eclecticism.
Livia Brillarelli, a resident of Civitanova Marche, authored this book following her research into the Cecchetti family personal archives. Through a feast of photographs and fascinating narrative, a new perspective is drawn on four generations of Cecchetti dancers, beginning with Enrico’s dancing parents to his grandson, the last member of this remarkable family dynasty. Cecchetti – A Ballet Dynasty makes a significant contribution to an international resurgence of interest in Enrico Cecchetti as a teacher and artist and encourages the reader to revisit the legend of the Maestro. Award Winning Design and Layout and Printing.