He died at the age of 80, one of the greatest choreographers and teachers in the dance world, Lindsay Kemp.
Father of pantomime, which profoundly influenced the birth of Cirque Nouveau.
With his company he touched every corner of the world, but even if of English origin, he was in love with Italy, where he always lived until his death.
The public remembers him for some of his most famous works: Flowers of 1968,
A Midsummer Night’s Dream of 1980 and Salome’ of 1977, but above all for his artistic collaboration with David Bowie, one of his many famous students.
His last work dates back to 2006, entitled Elizabeth.
For those who have had the good fortune to meet and work with, or study, can not help but remember that his friendly and jovial smile with which he welcomed everyone … I had the privilege of studying with Lindsay Kemp and also of working in the same theater with him in Rome, the Labyrinth Dance Theater, for a new project he was creating.
It is useless to say that he was a choreographer with an extraordinary imagination, a man of a thousand surprises, and a tireless worker … he worked incessantly night and day without schedules, when he had to create a new work to be staged.
His Pierrot has become part of the collective imagination of every individual from the smallest to the biggest, the real Pierrot is the mask of Lindsay Kemp par excellence! In fact, the Pierrot came to life thanks to him … before it was just a mask, with Lindsay he became human, with a soul, a body and his own personality!
In 2017 the city of Florence dedicated ten days of events with photographic exhibitions, exposure of his stage costumes made by him and with the representation of some of his dance works, but above all with master classes for dancers, personally held from Lindsay Kemp, even at the age of 80, Lindsay never gave up teaching or dancing … it was her life, her great and unique love, with which she was born and with whom she gave her last breath, goodbye to Lndsay Kemp the smiling genius of dance!
Maximo De Marco began his career at an early age as a dancer, model, actor, singer, training and artistically perfecting internationally, winning a grant issued by the EEC (European Economic Community) that will lead him to study with teachers of World fame, later becoming author, director, choreographer, discographer, designer and writer, thanks to all these working experiences in the Entertainment World, today Maximo De Marco is one of the most important and internationally recognized Art Director , Nominated Art Director to Vitam by the Vatican, for the WYD and Friends of Pope Francis (World Youth Day), Official Member of the International Dance Council of UNESCO and Premio Cavallo D’Argento Rai (Italian Radio Television), Career of the Music Life Tv Awards (SKY) and of Cantagiro as best Artistic Director, Amen Prize for Literature with special mention at the International Exhibition the book of Turin in 2013 and winner of the Salerno International Film Festival in 2017 with his religious historical film “Petali di Rosa”. In his career as Art Director, he has directed Televisions, Radio, Magazine, Theaters, and great Star of Music and Performing Arts, including the English Pop Star Boy George, for his World Tour in the 90s “, the winner of The Voice of Italy Sister Cristina, and other artists such as: Franco Simone, Teo Mammuccari, Fabrizio Frizzi, Antonella Ponziani, Claudia Koll…