April 2015: Italy
March 2016: The Joyce Theatre, New York
November 2016: Chile Teatro del Lago
December 2017: Cannes Festival de Danse
Trio Concertdance is an innovative performance program conceived by the world-renowned dancers Alessandra Ferri and Herman Cornejo, and the internationally acclaimed pianist Bruce Levingston, known for his singular interpretations of contemporary music. All three artists bring their prodigious talent and ongoing interest in sharing their performing and artistic experience in a new way.
The program features commissioned work by three of the most exciting choreographers on the scene today: Russell Maliphant, resident artist of Sadler's Well Theatre in London; Demis Volpi, resident choreographer of the Stuttgart Ballet; and the beautifully original Fang-Yi Sheu of Taiwan. In addition they will perform work by Alexei Ratmansky and Angelin Prejlocaj. The piece is a journey through the musical world of Ligeti, Bach, Mozart, Scarlatti, and Glass.
Master lighting designer Clifton Taylor joins the artistic team with his vision to the development of the evening.
An evening-length production, Trio Concertdance will be well suited for touring a range of international venues.
Trio ConcertDance is coproduced by AF DANCE LLC, The Joyce Theater's Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New Work, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, Natalia and Veronica Bulgari .
Freed of London is the Official Pointe Shoe Sponsor .
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Herman Cornejo was born in Argentina. He began his ballet studies in Buenos Aires at Teatro Colon's Instituto Superior de Arte and continued his studies at the School of American Ballet in New York. In 1997 he won the Gold Medal at the VIII International Dance Competition in Moscow. Mr. Cornejo has performed with Julio Bocca's Ballet Argentino and has appeared as a Guest Artist with New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Cuban Contemporary Dance Company, Teatro Argentino de La Plata, Barcelona Ballet, Ballett Dortmund and at numerous galas around the world. In 1999, he joined American Ballet Theater and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2003. Mr. Cornejo has received multiple nominations, awards and distinctions, among them Peace Messenger from UNESCO; Dancer of the Year by The New York Times; a Latin idol by Hispanic magazine; Benois de la Danse Prize in 2014; the Mr. Expressivity prize at the Dance Opera Festival in St Peterrsburg in 2010 and 2013; Argentinian Pride Award by the Argentinian Performance League in 2013 in New York. Mr. Cornejo is internationally considered one of today's best dancers.
Bruce Levingston is one of the leading figures in contemporary music. Many of the world's most important composers have written works for him and his Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center performances of their works have won notable critical acclaim. The New York Times calls him "one of today's most adventurous musicians."
Levingston's recordings have also been extremely successful. Still Sound was named Record-of-the-Month by MusicWeb International which called his playing "sublime."
Levingston has appeared in concerts and music festivals throughout the world and his performances have been broadcast internationally on radio, internet and television. Noted for his creative programming, he has collaborated with some of the most gifted artists of our time. Levingston is founder of Premiere Commission, a foundation that has commissioned and premiered over fifty new works.
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