The celebrated Stephen Petronio Company unveils the world premiere of The Architecture of Loss, a work dedicated to the shifting grounds we navigate in a rapidly morphing world. This international collaboration melds Petronio's searing, high octane language with the music of Valgeir Sigurdsson (Iceland) along with the contribution of composer Nico Muhly (New York), visual elements by Rannva Kunoy (the Faroe Islands/London), the fashion designs of Gudrun & Gudrun (the Faroe Islands), and the lighting of Ken Tabachnick (New York). The evening also includes City of Twist, a 2002 collaboration with the legendary artist/composer Laurie Anderson and fashion provocateur Tara Subkoff. This wildly kinetic yet disarmingly subtle work paints a series of archetypal urban portraits, a love letter to New York City in the aftermath of 9/11. The program also includes Ethersketch I,* performed by New York City Ballet principal dancer Wendy Whelan, and a historic first revival of Intravenous Lecture (1970), conceived by Judson legend Steve Paxton and performed by Stephen Petronio.
*Please note: this piece will only be performed Tuesday through Friday.
PROGRAM A: Mar 6-9
Intravenous Lecture, City of Twist, Ethersketch, Architecture of Loss
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours (one intermission)
PROGRAM B: Mar 10-11
Intravenous Lecture, City of Twist, Architecture of Loss
Approximate Running Time: 1 hour 50 min (one intermission)