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Stephen Petronio: Breath of the Beast

Opening Date: Nov 02, 2023

Closing Date: Nov 04, 2023

Stephen Petronio: Breath of the Beast
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Playing @

Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU

566 LaGuardia Place New York, NY 10012

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Stephen Petronio’s new Breath of the Beast is an evening-length, full company work to initiate Stephen Petronio Company’s 40th year, created in collaboration with violin virtuoso Jennifer Koh who will be performing live improvisation for these celebratory performances.

Petronio tracked and recorded his dancing throughout the pandemic, working in isolation, returning to his own dancing roots as an improvisor, catching the sources of his personal history expressed through a body now in its mid-60s. Petronio’s signature language and prowess are offered as an ignitor for the dancers to tap their own histories set free in a churning creative process that urges emotional exposure and access to their deepest physicality. Breath of the Beast is a dialogue with the sophisticated intelligence and intuition that drives these dancing collaborators.

Grammy Award-winning violinist Jennifer Koh is recognized for intense, commanding performances delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. Koh is a forward-thinking artist dedicated to exploring a broad and eclectic repertoire while promoting equity and inclusivity in classical music. She has expanded the contemporary violin repertoire through a wide range of commissioning projects and has premiered more than 100 works written especially for her.

Stephen Petronio is an acclaimed American choreographer, dancer and artistic director known for his innovative and boundary-pushing work in contemporary dance. Petronio has made a significant impact on the dance world through his unique artistic vision and his commitment to pushing the limits of movement and expression. In 1984, he founded the Stephen Petronio Company, a contemporary dance company based in New York City. Touring and performing throughout the world, the company quickly gained recognition for its bold and visually stunning performances that combined elements of modern, ballet and postmodern dance. Petronio’s choreography challenges traditional notions of movement and explored themes of sexuality, gender, and identity.
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Masks are optional but encouraged.

Performance Schedule:

THURSDAY-SATURDAY @ 7:30 PM

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Full-price tickets

$46

Lottery & Rush

Non-NYU students & Seniors (62+): Access $20 rush tickets in person on the day of the show at the box office. You’ll need valid student ID or proof of your age. All discounts are subject to availability. A $3 facility fee applies to all rush tickets. Rush tickets can be purchased on the day of the performance from the time the box office opens (usually 12 PM Tuesday-Saturday or 2 hours prior to the event)

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Box Office

Shagan Box Office in the lobby of the Skirball Center, 566 La Guardia Place (just south of Washington Square South).
Hours: Tues - Sat, noon to 6pm and two hours before show times.

Directions Subway

B, D, F and A, C, E all service West 4th Street and are the shortest walking distance to the center. Other trains within walking distance include N,R at 8th Street, 6 at Astor Place, 1,9 at Christopher Street and L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6 at Union Square

Seating

860 seats.

Elevator\Escalator

Elevator.

Assisted Listening System

Infrared listening devices available for most performances. Please make a request to the house staff upon arrival.

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair seating available on all levels.

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B, D, F and A, C, E all service West 4th Street and are the shortest walking distance to the center. Other trains within walking distance include N,R at 8th Street, 6 at Astor Place, 1,9 at Christopher Street and L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6 at Union Square

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