“Dance The Love - A Star in Vico Equense”, published by GoldenGate Edizioni, dedicated to an extraordinary human and artistic story of the Russian dancer, Violetta Elvin, completes “The Sorrentine Trilogy” following the success of “Sorrento The Romance” (2013) and “Caruso The Song - Lucio Dalla and Sorrento” (2015). The Trilogy, an organic work expressed in over 1500 pages, develops the foundations of the ethical, aesthetic, philosophical, religious and spiritual concept of the Author (Faith and History; Music and Poetry; Dance and Love) and proves the deep love expressed by Lauro to the land of his origin. To places of origin, to places of the soul: Sorrento, Sant’Agnello, Piano, Meta, Massa Lubrense, Capri, Vico Equense and Positano. The cover of this novel was created by designer Teresa Biagioli in line of continuity, not only in terms of colour, with covers of “Sorrento The Romance” and “Caruso The Song - Lucio Dalla and Sorrento”. In the first cover, the dominant element was created by the Turkish scimitar and the colours of Suleiman the Magnificent looming over Sorrento still emerged in a dreamy dawn, as a sign of an imminent tragedy (the Turkish assault of the city). The cover of the second book is a direct image of Lucio Dalla, while he composes his masterpiece “Caruso” on the old terrace facing the gulf of Sorrento, immersed by the magic of the lunar night in an aura of eternity to highlight the immortality of Dalla’s work. In the third cover, the composition elements and the use of prospective allow to immediately read the complex existential and artistic parabola of the protagonist of the novel, the famous Russian dancer, Violetta Elvin, born Prokhorova: the golden splendour of the face of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, where Violetta was born to the art of Terpsichore; the silhouette of Violetta while she dances in London at the peak of her success, and the profile of Vico Equense, a place of the soul, where for the reasons of love Violetta finds her forever refuge. The titles chosen by the Autor have an obvious tautological meaning, underlined by the English definite article: Sorrento (The) Romance; Caruso (The) Song and Dance (The) Love. After the natural beauty of Massa Lubrense, Sorrento, Sant’Agnello, Piano, Meta and Capri, the Author highlights in this particular novel the beauty of Vico Equense and Positano with a red thread, which links the two worldwide dance stars (Léonide Massine and Violetta Elvin).
Photographs by Michele Martucci on Violetta Elvin, Raffaele Lauro and Giuseppe Alessio Nuzzo - Vico Equense, Palazzo Savarese, July 7, 2015
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