Dancing for Many Cameras
Herman Cornejo is collaborating with the “photo-scientist” Steven Sebring to create an immersive onscreen dance experience.
Midway through 2020, Herman Cornejo, one of the best male dancers of his generation, lost his mojo. The company he dances for, American Ballet Theater, had to close its studios because of the pandemic. He was tired of training at home, by himself, on a 5-by-7-foot square of vinyl flooring provided by Ballet Theater. “If I do a single grand jeté” — one of the powerful, spacious jumps he is known for — “I end up next to the wall,” he said at the time.
“I was pushing myself to keep going, until I realized that pushing myself was just making it worse,” he said more recently. So for the first time since he started dancing, when he was 8, he allowed himself to take a break. It was then that he realized what he needed was to create something of his own, he said.
For the full article please go to: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/26/arts/dance/herman-cornejo-immersive-dance-project.html
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