Stephen Petronio Company
June 4 – 24, 2017
Stephen Petronio Company, Locomotor, photo by Yi-Chun Wu
Founded in 1984, Stephen Petronio Company has performed in 26 countries throughout the world, including over 40 New York City engagements with 21 seasons at The Joyce Theater. The Company has been commissioned by Dance Umbrella Festival/London, Hebbel Theater/Berlin, Scène Nationale de Sceaux, Festival d’Automne à Paris, CNDC Angers/ France, The Holland Festival, Festival Montpellier Danse, Danceworks UK Ltd, Festival de Danse de Cannes, and in the U.S. by San Francisco Performances, The Joyce Theater, UCSB Arts & Lectures, Wexner Center for the Arts, Walker Art Center, and White Bird, among others.
The Company’s fall 2016 tour includes performances in Slovakia, Croatia and Bulgaria. The Company was also selected to perform in Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam in 2017 as part of the sixth season of DanceMotion USA, a cultural exchange program presented by the State Department and the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Companies selected for this program will take part in workshops and outreach events that promote, for example, the empowerment of women and groups like at-risk youth and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Joseph V. Melillo, BAM’s executive producer, said in a statement, “This program uses the universal language of movement as a means of communication. It has had enormous impact on the global communities it has touched, and has inspired and enriched our dance-ambassadors.”
Further details, including the Dancers biographies, can be found here.