Witness

Witness
2016

Duration 
13 minutes

Direction and Choreography
Wayne McGregor

Music
Nils Frahm 'Immerse!'

Set Design
Wayne McGregor

Lighting Design 
Clifton Taylor

Performed by
Alessandra Ferri and Herman Cornejo

Premiere date and venue
7 October 2016, Fall for Dance Festival, New York City Center, New York, USA

'THESE TWO EXQUISITE DANCERS SEEM TO MEET, ENTWINE OR SURGE TOGETHER BY CHANCE RATHER THAN FORCE, SURPRISING US WITH THEIR SHAPES'

- Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine

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, the piece was originally performed by Alessandra Ferri and American Ballet Theatre principal Herman Cornejo.

'THE FRANK, QUIET, INVESTIGATIVE MOOD OF WITNESS CASTS A NOVEL SPELL'

– Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times

Commissioned by New York City Center for the Fall for Dance Festival, 2016, with generous support from the Virginia B. Toulmin. Foundation

Witness is made possible with major support from Barbara and David Zalaznick.

Images: Nicolay Krusser, Context Festival, Moscow.