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 collide in his dances, producing powerfully modern landscapes for the senses. Founded in 1984, Stephen Petronio Company has performed throughout the world, and is starting their 40th anniversary celebrations with Breath of the Beast at NYU Skirball. Learn more.
Breath of the Beast is scored with live improvisation by Jennifer Koh. 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. JenniferKoh.com
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Recommended readings to get you in gear for the show.
Ramsay Burt, Judson Dance Theater. Routledge, 2006.
Roger Copeland, Merce Cunningham: The Modernizing of Modern Dance. Routledge, 2003.
Adrian Heathfield, ALLY: Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin, Stephen Petronio. Hirmer Publishers, 2018.
Rudi Laermans, Moving Together: Making and Theorizing Contemporary Dance. Valiz/Antennae Series, 2015.
Marc Strauss and Myron Howard Nadel, authors, Looking At Contemporary Dance: A Guide For The Internet Age. Princeton Book Company, 2012.
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