Choreographer Tommassini in fight with burglars

(ANSA) – ROME, OCT 27 – Top Italian pop music choreographer
and theatre director Luca Tommassini was attacked and robbed by
burglars outside his home in the trendy Roman Trastevere
district on Sunday night, police said Monday.
The would-be burglars smashed a window and tried to get into the
home but instead grappled with Tommassini at the entrance.
“They had a bag with hatchets and jemmies in, they pushed and
shoved me, pointing a pistol to my throat,” said the
world.renowned choreographer.
“I begged them not to kill me…I was in the hands of these
madmen for so long..then the police arrived and they fled”.
The gang of two made off with Tommassini’s cellphone and some
The attack took place at around eleven o’clock, police said.
Former dancer Tommasini, 50, has worked with artists including
Diana Ross (Super Bowl XXX), Prince, Janet Jackson, Whitney
Houston, Kylie Minogue and Michael Jackson (appearing in the
video for Blood on the Dance Floor, 1997), and with Italian
stars ranging from Claudio Baglioni to Lorella Cuccarini.
He gained further fame on the Italian edition of X-Factor.