In his own words, choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti expresses the "great gamble" his work The Four Seasonshas been for him, as well as his intentions for the piece.
“Before, it would never have crossed my mind to choreograph to the music of Vivaldi's Four Seasons. If that had happened, I would have thought I had lost my mind, this music being the best known and most played in the world.
And yet, here I am, taking the huge gamble of trying to express, in my turn and through this work that has been exploited a thousand times and which continues to touch our hearts today, something different, new. Although absolutely abstract, I believe that this work will be rich in tangible elements. I would like to let man's inner seasons spring forth, his moods and his twists and turns, to give this impression of continuity over time, which is deeply rooted in us. I would like to provoke the reminiscence of emotions and their perpetual alternation, to bring out the universality that unites men and women despite their profound difference, that which underpins and shapes our existence.
The four seasons are endlessly multiplied within man. Isn't it in this that we see nature?"