Carla Fracci: “the eternal dancing girl”


maroc femme cherche homme Today May 27, 2021 we say goodbye to the queen of Italian dance Carla Fracci.

From a humble family, a tram driver and an Alpine father in the war in Russia, a factory worker mother, Carla Fracci born on August 20, 1936 in Milan, began dancing at the age of 10 at the Teatro alla Scala where she had various teachers including Vera Volkova. She graduated in 1954 and after two years became a solo dancer and then became principal dancer in 1958.

She became known for her interpretation in romantic roles such as La Sylphide, Giulietta, Swanilda, Francesca da Rimini, Medea and Giselle, to whom she had given a modern personal touch, with her hair down and a very light tutu, dancing her with famous companions.

An ever-growing fame, in fact, Eugenio Montale dedicated a poem to her, ‘The tired dancer’ where he defines her as “the eternal dancing girl”.

At the end of the 80s he directed the corps de ballet of the San Carlo Theater in Naples and in the meantime he continued to interpret various roles including The afternoon of a faun and Mrs. Stone’s Roman Spring.

Between 1996 and 1997 he directed the corps de ballet of the Verona Arena and from 2000 to 2010 he directed the corps de ballet of the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome.

In 2013 Arnoldo Mondadori Editore published his autobiography Step by Step edited by Enrico Rotelli.

Carla Fracci would have turned 85 on 20 August, but after an illness faced with great reserve and which had worsened in the last few days, she passed away in her Milan.

We too at Andreana Store say goodbye to the etoile of the Italian stage!