A Fine Italian Import
By Lisa Traiger
Special to The Washington Post
Friday, November 4, 2005; Page WE24
HIS DANCERS HAIL from around the world: France, Belgium, Serbia, Brazil, Colombia, Australia and Japan. "But," says Mauro Bigonzetti in thickly accented English, "the energy inside the company I think is Italian energy."
The energy in question is that of Aterballetto, Italy's premiere contemporary ballet troupe and its only major ballet company not affiliated with an opera house. The corps of 20 dancers, led by Artistic Director Bigonzetti, is embarking on its first U.S. tour, which includes a stop at George Mason University's Center for the Arts on Saturday.