“…elegance and rigorous training with fierce attack…”
-- New York Magazine
“The Bloodlines project is as admirable as it is ambitious…”
-- The New York Times
Stephen Petronio’s most recent project is Bloodlines, “an initiative to honor an incomparable lineage of American postmodern masters.” During the next five years, the New York-based company will perform iconic choreography from a family tree that straddles the 20th and 21st centuries alongside new creations by Petronio. For its Chicago program, the company performs Glacial Decoy (1979) by Trisha Brown, with visual design by Robert Rauschenberg, and RainForest (1968) by Merce Cunningham, with music by David Tudor and visual design by Andy Warhol. Stephen Petronio Company is the first contemporary American company to perform these works outside the original choreographers’ companies. Also on the program is Petronio’s Non Locomotor (2015) with an original musical score by Clams Casino, featuring vocal elements by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.