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La MaMa: Petronio Punk Picks and Other Delights

November 18 - November 21

La MaMa: Petronio Punk Picks and Other Delights

November 18-21, 2021
La MaMa | New York, NY
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Stephen Petronio Company revives a series of works from Petronio’s formative days coming up in the East Village, featuring collaborations from the ’80s and ’90s. The program includes solos from Full Half Wrong (1993), Stephen’s version of Igor Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’, with costumes by Leigh Bowery, and Love Me Tender (1993) set to Elvis Presley, performed by the Bessie nominated ‘Outstanding Performer,’ Nicholas Sciscione. Also inspiring the fun is the music of The Stranglers, Yoko Ono, Suede, Thom York, Anonhi and Rufus Wainwright. The Company invites Bloodlines(future) Bessie nominated ‘Outstanding Breakout Choreographer’ Johnnie Cruise Mercer to the stage for the World Premiere of his latest work, and then we hit the boundary where the sun’s wind ceased.

Considered one of the leading talents of his generation, Petronio’s work is a collision of provocative new music, visual art, and fashion, producing modern landscapes for the senses. These solos and duets are golden keys to understanding his aesthetic. Petronio creates a haven for dancers with a keen interest in the history of contemporary movement and an appetite for the unknown. Stephen Petronio Company has produced over 80 works and per-formed before tens of thousands of audience members around the world; 2022 will be the Company’s 38th Anniversary Season.

“Growing up in the East Village, La MaMa was a foundational part of my artistic journey,” said Stephen Petronio. “It is a fitting place to mark our return to the stage. These revivals, reconstructions, and reimaginings are bringing us back together.”

 

PROGRAM

and then we hit the boundary where the sun’s wind ceased.
World Premiere
Choreographic Direction/Performer: Johnnie Cruise Mercer
Sound Design: Monstah Black
Kinetic Costume Piece: Trebian Pollard
Creative Director/Visual Director: Torian Ugworji

OVERTURE SOLO (1993)
Excerpt from Full Half Wrong
Choreography: Stephen Petronio
Dancer: Tess Montoya
Music: “Le Sacre Du Printemps” by Igor Stravinsky (Simon Rattle, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra)
Costume: Leigh Bowery
Lighting Designer: Ken Tabachnick

NO MORE HEROES (1995)
Excerpt from Lareigne
Choreography: Stephen Petronio
Dancer: Nicholas Sciscione
Commission Partner: Walker Arts Center
Music: ‘No More Heroes’ by The Stranglers
Costume Design: Manolo
Lighting Design: Ken Tabachnick

SLEEPING PILLS (1996)
Excerpt from Drawn That Way
Choreography: Stephen Petronio
Dancer: Mac Twining
Music: ‘Sleeping Pills’ by The London Suede
Costume Design: Manolo
Lighting Design: Ken Tabachnick

FOR TODAY I AM A BOY (2008)
Excerpt from This is the Story of a Girl in a World
Choreography: Stephen Petronio
Dancer: Ryan Pliss
Commission Partner: Dancers Responding to Aids
Music: ‘For Today I Am A Boy’ by Anohni
Costume Design: Tara Subkoff/Imitation of Christ
Lighting Design: Ken Tabachnick

SHE SAYS (1993)
Excerpt
Choreography: Stephen Petronio
Dancers: Larissa Asebedo, Kris Lee, Jaqlin Medlock, Tess Montoya, Tiffany Ogburn, Ryan Pliss, Nicholas Sciscione, Mac Twining
Music: ‘Telephone Piece’ (1971) and ‘Woman Power’ (1973) by Yoko Ono
Costume Design: Manolo
Lighting Design: Ken Tabachnick

PRE-WEEP (2011)
Excerpt from Underland
Concept and Choreography: Stephen Petronio
Dancer: Jaqlin Medlock
Music: Nick Cave, Courtesy of EMI Music, Film & TV and Mute Song Ltd, Music Producer: Tony Cohen
Soundscape: Paul Healy
Costume Design: Tara Subkoff/Imitation of Christ
Visual and Lighting Design: Ken Tabachnick

ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT (2020/2021)
Stage Premiere
Choreography: Stephen Petronio
Dancers: Ryan Pliss & Mac Twining
Commission Partner: Dancers Responding to Aids
Music: “Are You Lonesome Tonight” performed by Elvis Presley (BMG, 1960), composed by Lou Handman and Roy Turk
Costume Design: H. Petal
Lighting Design: Joe Doran

LOVE ME TENDER (1993/2021)
Excerpt from The King Is Dead
Choreography: Stephen Petronio
Dancer: Nicholas Sciscione
Music: ‘Love Me Tender’ by Elvis Presley, Vera Matson, and Ken Darby/Hill & Range Publishing
Costume Design: H. Petal
Lighting Design: Ken Tabachnick

VIBRATE (2006)
Excerpt from Bud Suite
Choreography: Stephen Petronio
Dancers: Larissa Asebedo, Kris Lee, Jaqlin Medlock, Tiffany Ogburn
Music: ‘Vibrate’ by Rufus Wainwright (Published by Put Tit on Music/WB Music Corp. (ASCAP))
Costumes: H. Petal
Lighting Design: Ken Tabachnick

THIS LOVE AFFAIR (2006)
Excerpt from Bud Suite
Choreography: Stephen Petronio
Dancers: Kris Lee & Tess Montoya
Music: ‘This Love Affair’ by Rufus Wainwright (Published by Put Tit on Music/WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Costumes: H. Petal
Lighting Design: Ken Tabachnick

CREEP (2007)
Excerpt from Foreign Import
Choreography: Stephen Petronio
Dancers: Larissa Asebedo, Tiffany Ogburn, Ryan Pliss
Music: ‘Creep’ by Radiohead
Costume Design: Benjamin Cho
Lighting Design: Ken Tabachnick

DANSE SACRAL (1993)
Excerpt from Full Half Wrong
Choreography: Stephen Petronio
Dancer: Jaqlin Medlock
Music: “Le Sacre Du Printemps” by Igor Stravinsky (Simon Rattle, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra)
Costume: Leigh Bowery
Lighting Designer: Ken Tabachnick

Photo by Sarah Silver.

Details

Start:
November 18
End:
November 21
Website:
https://www.lamama.org/shows/petronio-punk-picks-2021

Venue

La MaMa
66 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
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Website:
https://www.lamama.org/