(TIVOLI, N.Y.) – The Stephen Petronio Company will perform its new two-part work, “Locomotor/Non Locomotor,” at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 7:30 pm, one week before its official world premiere at New York City’s Joyce Theater.
Last year’s dance, “Locomotor,” cast the virtuosic dancers careening forward and backward through time and space. Its new companion, “Non Locomotor,” explores movement deep within a torqueing center, sending surges of action throughout the body while stationary in space. The full work features an original score by electronic pioneer Clams Casino, and incorporates vocal elements by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.
Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, Stephen Petronio is widely regarded as one of the leading dance-makers of his generation. New Music, visual art and fashion come together in his dances, producing powerfully modern landscapes for the senses. Founded in 1985, the Stephen Petronio Company has performed throughout the world, including 20 seasons at the Joyce Theater in New York City.
Petronio has built a body of work with some of the most talented and provocative artists in the world, including composers Atticus Ross, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Nico Muhly, Fischerspooner, Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Son Lux, James Lavelle, Michael Nyman, Sheila Chandra, Diamanda Galás, Andy Teirstein, Wire, Peter Gordon, Lenny Pickett, and David Linton; visual artists Janine Antoni, Cindy Sherman, Anish Kapoor, Donald Baechler, Stephen Hannock, Tal Yarden, Arnaldo Ferrara, and Justin Terzi III; fashion designers Jillian Lewis, Adam Kimmel, Benjamin Cho, Michael Angel, Tony Cohen, Rachel Roy, Tara Subkoff, Tanya Sarne/Ghost, Leigh Bowery, Paul Compitus, Manolo, Yonson Pak, and H. Petal; and Resident Lighting Designer Ken Tabachnick.
Founded in 1984, Stephen Petronio Company has performed in 26 countries throughout the world, including over 35 New York City engagements with 18 seasons at The Joyce Theater. The Company has been commissioned by Dance Umbrella Festival/London, Hebbel Theater/Berlin, Scène National de Sceaux, Festival d’Automne à Paris, CNDC Angers/ France, The Holland Festival, Festival Montpellier Danse, Danceworks UK Ltd, Festival de Danse–Cannes, and in the US by San Francisco Performances, The Joyce Theater, UCSB Arts & Lectures, Wexner Center for the Arts, Walker Art Center, and White Bird, among others. Over the past year, the Company performed in Houston, TX; Chicago, IL; Vancouver, BC; Catskill, Mamaroneck, and Sagaponack, NY; Boston, MA; Davis and San Francisco, CA; Portland, OR; and New York, NY.