Stephen Petronio Company

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About This Show

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.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: November 2, 2023 Final Performance: November 4, 2023
Location: NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York City

566 LaGuardia Pl,

New York,


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