Petronio Opens at the Joyce Tonight

posted by Khara Hanlon on Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
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Our April 2009 Cover Photographed by Matthew Karas

 

Tonight the Stephen Petronio Company starts its Joyce Theater season, closing May 5. On the bill is the world premiere of Like Lazarus Did, an evening-length work exploring the concept of resurrection. But his true subject is always movement: slithery, twisty, awkward-elegant sequences that are hard to follow and hard to dance. This premiere features an original score by Son Lux. Joining Son Lux to perform will be members of indie music sensation Bon Iver, yMusic and The Young People's Chorus of New York City.

 

Petronio began his career as the first male dancer in the Trisha Brown Company. And he has been sculpting contemporary culture as a choreographer for decades. To learn more about Petronio's company, check out our April 2009 cover story, Still on the Edge. In November 2011 Petronio himself told us about his approach to making dances in his "Why I Choreograph." 

 

For tickets visit www.joyce.org, or call 212-242-0800.