Stephen Petronio Company is excited to announce BLOODLINES, an initiative to honor an incomparable lineage of American postmodern dance masters. Over the next five years, Stephen Petronio Company will perform iconic choreography from a family tree that straddles the 20th and 21st centuries alongside new creations by Petronio. The Company performed Merce Cunningham’s iconic RainForest, with a live score by David Tudor and visual design by Andy Warhol, as the inaugural work of Bloodlines at The Joyce Theater in April 2015. The second dance will be Trisha Brown’s Glacial Decoy, with visual design by Robert Rauschenberg, which was performed in October 2015 at The Dance Center at Columbia College Chicago. Stephen Petronio Company is the first contemporary American company to perform these works outside of the original choreographers’ companies.
In March 2016, the Company will perform a full Bloodlines program at The Joyce Theater in NYC including Trisha Brown’s Glacial Decoy, Stephen Petronio’s MiddleSexGorge, and Petronio’s world premiere Big Daddy (Deluxe).