A flow of movement animated by the power of music, the exquisite interplay of bodies, a look in the eyes, and a breathtaking combination of technique and passion. This is Trio ConcertDance, an evening of rare elegance. Three great artists of our time, Alessandra Ferri, Italy’s prima ballerina assoluta and a living legend of the dance world, Herman Cornejo, virtuoso Argentinian dancer and star principal of American Ballet Theatre, and Bruce Levingston, acclaimed concert pianist and recording artist and UM Honors College Artist in Residence come together for an unforgettable evening of music and dance. Trio ConcertDance was inspired by these artists’ love of music and their desire to create timeless movement inspired by its sound. The program includes brilliant new dances by three internationally celebrated choreographers : England’s Russell Maliphant, resident artist at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, Argentine Demis Volpi, resident choreographer at the Stuttgart Ballet, and dancer and choreographer Fang She -YI of Taiwan with music of Bach, Chopin, Glass, Ligeti and Rachmaninoff. The evening closes with Angelin Preljocaj’s heart-breaking “Le Parc “with music by Mozart. This program previews the Trio ConcertDance run the following week in New York City and is a rare event not to be missed!
Trio ConcertDance is presented in conjunction with The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and the United States International Ballet Competition.
Photo credits: Rolando Guerzoni, Roberto Ricci