Your NPR news source

Alejandro Cerrudo in Conversation with Zachary Whittenburg

SHARE Alejandro Cerrudo in Conversation with Zachary Whittenburg
Alejandro Cerrudo in Conversation with Zachary Whittenburg

Alejandro Cerrudo

ICC/file

This fall explore the world of music and dance by joining our intimate roundtable conversations with celebrated musicians, choreographers, scholars, and critics. Gain a deeper understanding of the works’ themes, and of the processes of production, before their live presentation in Chicago.

This event features Alejandro Cerrudo, resident choreographer of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Zachary Whittenburg, a fellow choreographer, dancer, and dance editor at TimeOut Chicago. Together, they discuss Nacho Duato’s ballet Arcangelo.

Based on Concerti Grossi by Arcangelo Corelli and ending with an aria from Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera Il Primo Omicidio, Arcangelo presents a dance reflection of heaven and hell. Created by Nacho Duato for Compañia Nacional de Danza in Madrid, Hubbard Street is the only U.S. dance company to ever perform this beloved work. Arcangelo was performed at the Harris Theater October 13—16, 2011.

Recorded Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at the Instituto Cervantes Auditorium.

The Latest
As her three-year tenure comes to a close, Jessie Montgomery reminisces over her time with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and shares her inspirations.
Some residents and business owners are happy to see the traffic and noise leave and for the community to regain access to green space. Others are sorry to lose the excitement and crowds.
The festival will be exiting Douglass Park after a 10-year run that has been plagued by controversy in recent years.
The festival’s co-founder, Mike Petryshyn, shared the announcement in a video posted to social media and on the festival’s website Tuesday evening. The new venue will be announced Wednesday morning with this year’s lineup.
On Thursday, the orchestra will perform a final work from Montgomery — the grace note on her wildly prolific three-year run as the city’s adopted new-music superstar.