Songs sung by Dean Martin and Joe Scalissi (“In the Chapel in the Moonlight”, “Memories Are Made of This”, and “That’s Amoré”)
Rebecca M. Shouse
June 7, 2011; Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (Inside/Out Choreographic Workshop, UIC Theatre, University of Illinois)
November 19, 2020; Pacific Northwest Ballet (First Look, digital release)
The 2020 Pacific Northwest Ballet premier of Alejandro Cerrudo’s PACOPEPEPLUTO was generously underwritten by Susan Brotman.
Three solos for male dancers set to songs popularized by “the king of cool,” Dean Martin, in the ’50s and ’60s, PACOPEPEPLUTO shows Alejando Cerrudo’s skill at balancing aesthetic austerity and sharp wit.
Pablo Piantino began dancing at the age of 14. His training included private work with Hector Zaraspe and he also studied and performed at both the Colon Theatre School and The Julliard School, where he received his BFA. Mr. Piantino joined the San Francisco Ballet in 1999 and became a member of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in August 2005.