Choreography and Direction
Alessandra Ferri, Herman Cornejo
7 October 2016, Fall for Dance, New York City Center
'THESE TWO EXQUISITE DANCERS SEEM TO MEET, ENTWINE OR SURGE TOGETHER BY CHANCE RATHER THAN FORCE, SURPRISING US WITH THEIR SHAPES'
Witness is a pas de deux choreographed and directed by Wayne McGregor, with music by Nils Frahm and minimalist lighting design by Clifton Taylor, inspired by the painter Agnes Martin. Originally performed by Alessandra Ferri (Woolf Works) and American Ballet Theatre principal Herman Cornejo.
'THE MUSIC — IMMERSE BY NILS FRAHM — ABOUNDED IN SUBDUED HINTS OF TANGO; MS. FERRI SHOWED HER CHARACTERISTIC BLEND OF BRAVERY AND ADULT VULNERABILITY; MR. CORNEJO'S GRACE AND CHIVALRY REGISTERED POTENTLY.'
New York Times
Commissioned by Fall for Dance Festival, New York, 2016
Images: Nicolay Krusser, Context Festival, Moscow