See Alejandro’s Upcoming Works!
Artistic Director Alejandro Cerrudo has choreographed more than 25 works for professional dance companies around the world. As he continues to make Charlotte his new home and work in our studios, there are still many opportunities to enjoy his choreography all around the country. Read below for a list of upcoming performances that will feature Alejandro’s work throughout the upcoming year!
Little mortal jump presented by Pacific Northwest Ballet
About Little Mortal Jump: “Little mortal jump is a bubbling blend of different styles and genres that distills into a fluid, cohesive whole. As a dance, it fuses the technicality of movement, the theatricality of the stage, and the dark humor inherent in relationships. As an experience, Cerrudo aims to transport his audience—to “make them forget what they did today, and what they will do tomorrow,” he says. From cubes that serve as frames and obstructions to diversely characterized couples to vastly contrasting music, Little mortal jump is layered with unexpected twists and turns. This work is a step in the evolution of Cerrudo’s choreographic style, of which he says, “I challenge myself to create more complex works and to do things that I haven’t done before.” – Pacific Northwest Ballet
About the program: This summer, 2022 L.A. tour program features Little mortal jump by resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo; Plot Point by Crystal Pite, set to Bernard Herrmann’s film score from Psycho; and Waiting at the Station by Twyla Tharp, set to a collection of compositions by R&B artist Allen Toussaint.
Where: Music Center – Dorothy Chandler Pavilion – Los Angeles, California
When: July 15-17, 2022
It Starts Now at The Harris Theater for Music and Dance
About It Starts Now: “It Starts Now is a capsule of moments of a life that all of us can relate to – the feeling of time stretching in the suspended moment before a kiss, the discomfort of a moment lasting longer than one wants, the rapid acceleration of time that comes from the jarring nature of change or from being completely absorbed in something pleasant. It is a collection of nows. As a unit, it may seem nonlinear, nonsensical in order or logic, just like the concept of time itself. The piece is an invitation to be fully engaged with what you are watching or feeling, for that is the only way to experience true presence.” – It Starts Now
About the program: “Internationally acclaimed choreographer and Pacific Northwest Ballet’s first Resident Choreographer, Alejandro Cerrudo, brings It Starts Now, a silky, cerebral and spell-binding work to the Harris. It Starts Now is an invitation to be fully engaged in the present and contemplation of the nonlinear nature of time. Eight dancers deconstruct the space of the theater in this dramatic, mind-bending work, Cerrudo’s first independent project, co-produced by Joyce Theater Productions.” – The Harris Theater
Where: The Harris Theater for Music and Dance – Chicago
When: September 8, 2022
Extremely Close presented by Cincinnati Ballet
About Extremely Close: “Part art installation, part movement drama, Extremely Close creates a sense of restlessness throughout as dancers negotiate their way through a perpetually shifting environment. Propelled by changing landscapes, Cerrudo weaves a mesmerizing spell of movement punctuated by fleeting moments of intense intimacy. Cerrudo leaves us with a haunting and irrevocable sense of separation. Sometimes, home is the brief connective peace you find before the world shifts again.” – Cincinnati Ballet
About the program: Along with Extremely Close, Cincinnati Ballet will also present Carmina Burana in this performance series.
Where: Music Hall’s Springer Auditorium – Cincinnati, OH
When: November 4 – 6
A new work presented by Pacific Northwest Ballet in their program Boundless
About the program: “On the three-year anniversary of the March 2020 closure, some of PNB’s favorite pandemic-era collaborators share the McCaw Hall stage. Alejandro Cerrudo, Jessica Lang and Penny Saunders consistently turn their creative minds toward the dance world and theatrical conventions. They seek to improve upon and play with our expectations and push boundaries, both metaphorically and physically. Savor Saunders’ theater-roving Wonderland and world premieres from Cerrudo and Lang.”
Where: Pacific Northwest Ballet — WA
When: March 17-23, 2023
Extremely Close presented by Sacramento Ballet in Visions
About the program: “Visions will showcase Penny Saunders’ innovative Ghost Light, a newly commissioned work by Jermaine Spivey and Extremely Close, a mesmerizing emotionally beautiful work by Alejandro Cerrudo. Stagecraft and production will include fascinating full-motion fast-moving vertical walls and dramatically lit white feathers for Extremely Close.” – Sacramento Ballet
Where: Sacramento Ballet — CA
When: March 31-April 3, 2023
Photo credits: Little Mortal Jump by Angela Sterling, It Starts Now by Rosalie O’Connor, Extremely Close courtesy of Tulsa Ballet, Boundless courtesy of Pacific Northwest Ballet, Extremely Close by Todd Rosenberg