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Manhattanville Alumna Organizes One-Night Only Performance to Honor Choreographer David Fernandez
Thursday, 09 February 2012 10:11

Kim Giannelli t117On Monday, February 27, 2012, Manhattanville College alumna Kimberly Giannelli '05 will take the stage along with 90 of New York's most talented dancers in a one–night only performance to honor choreographer David Fernandez.

"I want more than anything for David to embrace this opportunity and present his work with the integrity it deserves," Gianelli said. "I want this to open doors for him and to give him the attention he deserves. I want the audience to walk away having seen a performance that made them feel entertained and happy- to have introduced them to a collection of incredible dancers and a kind and talented creator."

Giannelli produced and will perform in Some Dance Company: A David Fernandez Celebration. The show will open at 7 p.m. at El Museo del Barrio's El Teatro in New York City. Tickets range from $30 to $100. They can be purchased at All proceeds from the performance will go to Career Transition for Dancers.

SDC Ballet 117"This performance represents so much of what choreographer David Fernandez stands for. It is a gathering of his (very large) NY family all coming together to give their time and talents to show David how loved he is as he has given so much of himself to all of us in these years," Giannelli said. "It is a proper representation of his work and all of his passion and creativity on one stage, for one night only that will be a powerful send off as he moves to pursue his career in London!"

The performance features dancers from the New York freelance dance community and principals and soloists from leading New York dance companies, including Joaquin De Luz, Chase Finlay, Gonzalo Garcia, Nicole Graniero, Ask La Cour, Savannah Lowery, Luciana Paris, Amar Ramasar and Maria Ricetto with more to be announced.

To watch a short teaser, click here.