Italy’s lauded Spellbound ballet troupe makes Atlanta debut at KSU Dance Theater (ArtsATL)


KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct 9, 2018) — Inspiration can come from the strangest sources, and for Mauro Astolfi, it came from a dance rehearsal in an Italian park under a full moon.

Astolfi founded Spellbound Contemporary Ballet in Italy in 1994 and has forged a highly acclaimed company that puts a premium on classical movement set to modern esthetics. Spellbound makes its Atlanta debut at Kennesaw State University’s Dance Theater on October 12 and 13 with a performance of their original piece Full Moon.

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