From June 4 – 24, 2017, Skidmore College will offer an intensive workshop for pre-professional and professional dancers led by Stephen Petronio and Company. Students will have the unique opportunity to train and perform under the guidance of this master choreographer and his company while enjoying Skidmore’s facilities and the Saratoga Springs community in upstate New York.
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. He has collaborated with a wide range of talented and provocative artists which recently have included composer and hip-hop musician Clams Casino (Locomotor, 2014), and artist Janine Antoni (Like Lazarus Did, 2013 and Ally). He has received many international commissions, including The Scottish Ballet and National Dance Company of Wales. His accolades include multiple NEFA National Dance Project grants, a Bessie Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship (1998). His memoir, Confessions of a Motion Addict, was published in 2014. Last year, he launched Bloodlines, a five-year initiative in which his company will commemorate works by trailblazing choreographers Merce Cunningham, Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, Anna Halprin, Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton, and others. These artists are distinguished for creating original languages that embody the highest level of artistic excellence displayed through extreme physical and conceptual rigor, and have had a profound impact on Petronio’s own artistic path.
Petronio and visual artist Janine Antoni are in residence at Skidmore College as the 2016-17 McCormack Endowed Visiting Artist-Scholars. Their exhibit, Entangle, is currently at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, where Petronio has been collaborating with Antoni while in residence this past spring. Petronio is a co-creator of the video Honey Baby, which will play in the exhibition from May 13 to July 16 and features Nick Sciscione, a member of Petronio Dance Company.
Connect and Socialize with the Stephen Petronio Company.
This residency is sponsored, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts Dance Program. Previous resident companies have included: Jose Limón Dance Company, Twyla Tharp, Dan Wagoner and Dancers, Trisha Brown Dance Company, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane & Company, Mark Morris Dance Group, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Taylor 2/Paul Taylor, Martha Graham Dance Company, Garth Fagan Dance, Parsons Dance Company, Ballet Hispanico, Doug Varone and Dancers, Ronald K. Brown\Evidence, Gallim Dance, Take Dance and Susan Marshall & Company.