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Carlo Cerri

Carlo Cerri

Lighting design


Born in Rome in 1957, Carlo Cerri worked at the Balletto di Toscana from 1989 to 2000 as a resident lighting designer. In 2001, he joined the Aterballetto. As a lighting designer, he has collaborated with the companies: Ballet Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Bat Dor in Tel Aviv, English National Ballet in London, Stuttgarter Ballett, Basel Theatre Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Ballet Jazz de Montréal, National Ballet of China in Beijing, Alvin Ailey Dance Company in New York, Ballet Next, New York, Companhia Nacional de Bailado in Lisbon, Ballet Dortmund, Staatsoper Ballett in Hannover.
He has designed the sets and lighting for the productions: Giulietta e Romeo (choreography: Fabrizio Monteverde), Balletto di Toscana; Don Giovanni (choreography: Mauro Bigonzetti), Balletto di Toscana; Barbablù (choreography: Fabrizio Monteverde), Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Next (choreography: Fabrizio Monteverde), Aterballetto; Caravaggio (choreography: Mauro Bigonzetti), Staatsballett Berlin; Casanova (choreography: Richard Wherlock), Ballet Basel; Le Sacre (choreography: Mauro Bigonzetti), Aterballetto*; La Piaf (choreography: Mauro Bigonzetti), Staatsoper Hannover; Canto per Orfeo (choreography: Mauro Bigonzetti), Aterballetto*; Don Q (choreography: Eugenio Scigliano), Aterballetto*; Alice (choreography: Mauro Bigonzetti), Gauthier Dance*; Der Prozess (choreography: Mauro Bigonzetti), Staatsballett Hannover*; Cinderella (choreography: Mauro Bigonzetti), Corpo di Ballo Teatro alla Scala*; Shahrazad (choreography: Eugenio Scigliano), Corpo di Ballo Teatro alla Scala; Händel (choreography: Mauro Bigonzetti), Corpo di Ballo Teatro alla Scala; The Raven (choreography: Jörg Mannes), Staatsoper Hannover*
*Lighting, set and video design

He has created three video mapping installations:
Il cielo stellato sopra di me (The Starry Sky Above Me, 2013), Agorà (2016), La Grande Madre (The Great Mother, 2017)