UCLA Live Presents the Stephen Petronio Dance Company at Royce Hall
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The last date listed for Stephen Petronio Dance Company: I Drink the Air Before Me was Saturday March 12, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Interesting show. I suppose my best description would be "Choreographed Chaos."
The performance is choreographed to an orchestral collection of strings, piano, and horns that battle each other as though you asked a composer to define a thunderstorm through music. The dancers then follow suit, dancing with an intentionally mismatching disharmony.
I'm glad I attended the show (and my seats in row D were nice), but besides sensing an overall theme of chaos, I never really connected emotionally to any of the dancers or performances.
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it was contrast between stillness and motion, foreground and back. i liked the way petronio played with traditional gender roles and matched male with male and female with female. as inclusive as having vastly different builds and sizes together...continued
The internationally acclaimed Stephen Petronio Dance Company returns to the Royce Hall stage for a powerful installment of its signature collision of movement, fashion and visual arts. Award-winning artistic director and provocative choreographer Stephen Petronio has built a body of work with some of the most talented and compelling artists in the world. Set during a raging storm, I Drink The Air Before Me was created in celebration of the company’s 25th anniversary and boasts a whirlwind of ferocious and turbulent choreography performed to an original score from contemporary American composer Nico Muhly.