Yubal Morales, Valeria Mariaud, Nayely Quiroz, Ana Paula Montero, Corinne Jarvis, Alexis Escamilla, Alejandro Mendoza, Alejandro Hidalgo, Braulio Fernandez, Jorge Larrazolo, Alec Rey, Ernesto Rosales (Compañía Nacional de Danza de México) in All Long Dem Day, music by Nina Simone (Sinnerman), choreography by Marco Goecke.
Petipa Awards Gala 2023, San Francisco 23.9.2023, organised by the Petipa Heritage Foundation, Vasily Medvedev and Stanislav Feco.
All Long Dem Day was created for the State Ballet School of Berlin in 2015, finds a perfect partner in crime with Nina Simone’s 1956 rendition of Sinnerman. Originally a traditional African American spiritual song inspired by the book of Exodus, the lyrics describe a sinner attempting to hide from divine justice on Judgement Day. Pairing Simone’s cries for forgiveness from transgression with Goecke’s explosive movement fragments, the relentlessness of All Long Dem Day reminds us that change is not only important but necessary to repair the social, moral and political ties that wither with the passage of time.
World Premiere on 13th July 2015 by the State Ballet School Berlin (text from Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung)
Photos by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of Petipa Heritage Foundation, special thanks to mr. Vasily Medvedev and mr. Stanislav Feco.