“With over forty years of dancemaking under his belt, Stephen Petronio treads the boundary between renegade and establishment.”

– Sarah Cecilia Bukowski for Dance Enthusiast, November 20, 2023

Breath of the Beast (2023)
Stephen Petronio Company is honored to dedicate this work to Sylvia Drulie Mazzola,
a longtime friend, supporter and passionate patron of the arts.

Choreography & Concept: Stephen Petronio
Original Score & Performance: Jennifer Koh

Costume Design: Michelle Rhee
Lighting Designer: Ken Tabachnick
Production Manager: Joe Doran
Stage Manager: Jessie Ksanznak
Sound Engineer: Paul Vazquez

Larissa Asebedo
Liviya England
Jaqlin Medlock
Tess Montoya
Ryan Pliss
Nicholas Sciscione

Guest Artist:
Jerron Herman

Deniz Sanack

Photos by Julie Lemberger

Stephen Petronio Company recognizes commissioning support for “Breath of the Beast” provided by Alison Mazzola, Harold Koda and Alan Kornberg, Jody and John Arnhold, American Dance Festival: Jodee Nimerichter, Jacqueline Davis, Sarah Arison, Jerry Greenfield, Laura T. Harris, and Paul King and Walter Jaffe of White Bird.

Stephen Petronio Company’s 2023 Season and “Breath of the Beast” are made possible, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Greene County Cultural Fund, New York State Council on the Arts with support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, Arnhold Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Hover Foundation, Neil Barsky & Joan S. Davidson Foundation, Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, The SHS Foundation, Serena Foundation, and The Shubert Foundation.