Sunday, February 26, 2012

Stephen Petronio at the Joyce

Next week, Stephen Petronio, my favorite modern dance choreographer, again collaborates with my favorite classical contemporary composer/arranger/musician/opinionated blogger/adventurous eater, Nico Muhly. Just bought my tickets. And if you've never seen his dance company before, you'd better get yours soon, since it's sure to sell out.

The evening's program includes a world premier "The Architecture of Loss"- with original music by Valgeir Sigurðsson collaborating with Nico Muhly, along with 2002's "City of Twist" billed as "a love letter to New York City in the aftermath of 9/11", featuring music by Laurie Anderson (another of my favorites!). Also, a special treat: the first-ever revival of "Intravenous Lecture" (1970), conceived by contemporary dance legend Steve Paxton and performed by Stephen Petronio. (Steve Paxton is sited by Mr. Petronio as one of his earliest inspirations.)

The Vimeo teaser shows Petronio in the studio working with his dancers on "The Architecture of Loss", with the Sigurðsson music in the background. Watch it full screen.

Stephen Petronio Company and The Architecture of Loss from Blake Martin on Vimeo.

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