Cristina Pato at the Vail International Dance Festival

Cristina Pato & Lil Buck in "Street Scenes"
Cristina Pato & Lil Buck in “Street Scenes”
In Cristina’s fourth season at the Vail International Dance Festival in Colorado, USA, she performed Mozart piano concerto for one of the greatest dancers of all time, the retired italian prima ballerina assoluta Alessandra Ferri and Festival Artist-in-Residence Herman Cornejo.

Collaborating closely with Damian Woetzel, Cristina participated in the world premiere of the new piece Street Scenes, co-composed by herself and Xan Padrón for the occasion, and which provided the perfect soundtrack for Lil Buck, King Charles (both of them Madonna’s dancers), Stringz and Prime Tyme to show their breathtaking dancing prowess, choreographed by Damian Woetzel (see the video below).

As stated in the New York Times review “the audience was splendidly receptive to every other kind of dancing. “Street Scenes” wittily combined the diverse talents of Lil Buck and Prime Tyme (Memphis jookin), King Charles (Chicago footwork), and Stringz (Detroit jit). Here as elsewhere, Lil Buck seemed the spirit of dance itself.”

You can see more pictures of the Festival’s shows here →.

Cristina is now at The Arts and Passion Driven Learning Summer Institute at Harvard University, serving as a faculty member for The Silk Road Project.

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