Luigi Bonino: Roland Petit
Roland Petit was without doubt one of the great choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Among the legends he worked with were Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev...and Fred Astaire. Artistic Director of the Roland Petit repertoire, Luigi Bonino became the maestro's assistant after dancing in many of his ballets. He tells Lynn Freeman how he now has overall responsibility for the staging of Petit's works and the preservation of his artistic legacy, including the Royal New Zealand Ballet's staging of L'Arlésienne and Carmen which premiere in Christchurch.