Oct 2, 2013 - Oct 5, 2013
World Premiere at the Abrons Arts Center. Fresh off the acclaimed The Painted Bird trilogy cycle, Palissimo charts new territories with Endangered Pieces, a performance unfolding in a series of dream-like scenes set amidst a looming calamity.
Throughout this enigmatic world premiere about the fragile nature of human existence and art making, the visceral trumps the literal, leaving visual impressions that linger and gestate in the subconscious as both alluring and unsettling.
Created under direction of Pavel Zuštiak with performers Jaro Viňarský, Mathew Rogers, musicians
Christian Frederickson and Bobby McElver, and lighting by Joe
Levasseur assisted by Dan Stearns.
PRESS: Zuštiak creates no movement that looks like dancing for its own sake. It becomes a statement of identity, a task to be completed, an urge to be satisfied. —Deborah Jowitt, ARTSJOURNAL: DanceBeat
Endangered Pieces was created in residencies and with support
of Abrons Arts Center, Czech Center New York, Vermont Performance Lab, and
Stanica Zilina. This piece was made possible with funding from The Jerome
Foundation, The Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding, and
New Music USA.
Photo: Jaro Vinarsky, Matthew Rogers and Pavel Zustiak in Endangered Pieces; Photo (c) Jeff Woodward
Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St, NYC
From: Oct 2, 2013
To: Oct 5, 2013
Abrons Arts Center