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Herman Cornejo 20th Anniversary

October 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm

David H. Koch Theater
New York, New York

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Herman Cornejo 20th Anniversary

On October 26, 2019, the Company will celebrate Herman Cornejo’s 20th anniversary with American Ballet Theatre. The evening features Balanchine’s Apollo, a piéce d’occasion, and a World Premiere by Twyla Tharp, choreographed in celebration of Cornejo’s anniversary.

“Mr. Cornejo – different in every role – is the most miraculous male dancer before the New York public, and the most complete, complex artist in Ballet Theater’s roster.” – The New York Times

Running Time: 94 minutes


Choreography by George Balanchine
Staged by Victoria Simon
Music by Igor Stravinsky
Lighting Design by Brad Fields
Original Lighting Design by Ronald Bates

Running Time: 32 minutes

George Balanchine’s neoclassical masterpiece depicts Apollo’s birth, his interplay with the muses of dance, poetry and mime, and his ascent to Mount Olympus. The ballet was Balanchine’s first major work with Igor Stravinsky and marked the start of a legendary artistic collaboration.

El Chamuyo pièce d'occasion

Choreography by Ana María Stekelman
Music by Francisco Canaro

Running Time: 3 minutes

A tango choreographed by Ana María Stekelman and set to music by Francisco Canaro, El Chamuyo was first performed by the Cornejos in 1998 at a gala dinner honoring Argentina on the Grand Tier of the Metropolitan Opera House.

A Gathering of Ghosts Twyla Tharp World Premiere

Choreography by Twyla Tharp
Music by Johannes Brahms
Costumes by Norma Kamali
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton

Running Time: 27 minutes

This brand new work by Twyla Tharp is her first World Premiere for American Ballet Theatre in 10 years — celebrating Principal Dancer Herman Cornejo’s 20th anniversary with ABT.