On the journey towards her first full length ballet production, Alina Cojocaru and her company ACWorkroom, chose Orsolina28 as the starting point for this creative collaboration. The ballet is based on Federico Fellini’s ‘’La Strada’’, translated into dance and movement by the choreographer Natalia Horecna and with a striking set and costume design by Otto Bubeníček. With a story that digs deep within the human soul, emotions and psychology, the team dived into a creative process that spoke to them not only as artists, but as human beings.
With Orsolina28 as a stunningly beautiful and sensual catalyst, Natalia’s unique way of bringing emotions forth through movement combined with the exquisite artistry of Alina Cojocaru and a handful of uniquely gifted artists and colleagues, the time at Orsolina28 proved an unforgettable beginning and a first chapter of the creative process that will result in an exciting new dance production and addition to the artform.
Alina Cojocaru | Natalia Horecna
Alina Cojocaru is a former Principal of The Royal Ballet and English National Ballet. She entered the corps of The Royal Ballet in 1999, was promoted to Soloist at the end of her first season and in April 2001 was promoted to Principal at the age of 19. Cojocaru left The Royal Ballet at the end of the 2012/13 season to dance with English National Ballet, where she performed the leading roles in ballets including Akram Khan’s iconic reimagining of “Giselle”. In 2022 she founded The Alina Cojocaru Charity Foundation which purpose serves the benefit of the public, through the advancement of the arts, supporting development, artistic creations, outreach projects and education in relation to the arts. Alina Cojocaru is a permanent Guest Artist with John Neumeier’s Hamburg Ballet and continues to dance as a Guest Artist with the world’s foremost ballet companies.
Natalia Horecna is a former dancer with the Hamburg Ballet, the Nederland’s Dance Theatre and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. Natalia has since 2012 worked as a freelance choreographer, creating exciting works for some of the world’s foremost ballet and dance companies and has created commissioned pieces for some of ballets most illustrious artists and personalities. Companies for which Natalia has created work include - Vienna State Ballet, La Scala Ballet, Monte Carlo Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Nederland’s Dance Theatre, National Ballet of China and many more.