Electric and thought provoking, Stephen Petronio Company is a postmodern icon in the dance world. Marking the company’s Ohio debut after a last-minute pandemic cancellation in March 2020 DANCECleveland is thrilled to bring Stephen Petronio Company to Cleveland for an engagement that promises to be visually striking and artistically daring. The captivating performance will include the multi-dimensional American Landscapes, featuring the music of Jim Jarmusch and Jozef Van Wissem with imagery by Robert Longo; Creep, set to music by Radiohead; and New New Prayer for Now. A bold and visceral dialogue between bodies, space and the viewer's eye, New New Prayer for Now is a collaboration with composer/performance artist Monstah Black, creating music based on the treasured songs "Balm in Gilead” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, Stephen Petronio is widely regarded as one of the leading dance makers of his generation. The company is known for carrying on the lineage of modern dance pioneers, while pushing the boundaries of modern dance into the contemporary, relevant present by weaving together modern dance movement with new music, visual art, and fashion in a way that is uniquely Stephen Petronio Company.
“He is one of the few contemporary dance makers who have created an instantly recognizable style …infused with emotional texture and wit …jarring and just right” - New York Times