Title: Scottsdale CPA – Conversation with Stephen Petronio & Janine Antoni
Location: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, SMoCA Lounge, 7374 E Second St, Scottsdale
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Description: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) will present “A Conversation with Stephen Petronio and Janine Antoni” on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in SMoCA Lounge. The pair will discuss their collaboration on the new dance Like Lazarus Did and answer questions from the audience. SMoCA Director Timothy Rodgers will moderate the discussion.
Admission is free, and reservations are required due to limited seating. Please email gro.straccsnull@nospmohtj or call (480) 874-4638 by Oct. 18. A cash bar and refreshments will be provided.
The event is part of the Stephen Petronio Company’s week-long production residency at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Like Lazarus Did was conceived as an ongoing and shifting performance that manifests in unique forms tailored to various spaces over time. The residency will investigate a variety of options for reimagining the installation of the “living set” that Janine Antoni designed for Like Lazarus Did as the Company prepares to tour it nationally in 2013–14.
Inspired by the mythology of resurrection, Like Lazarus Did is an evening-length featuring Petronio’s rich, kinetic movement language and an original electro-acoustic score that draws from a range of spiritual music and texts, from early American slave songs to the meditative drones of Eastern mysticism. The dance explores ideas of transcendence, elevation and regeneration, recurring themes that stretch from early pagan culture to today. In addition to Antoni, composer Son Lux, costume designer H. Petal and lighting designer Ken Tabachnick collaborated with Petronio on the work.
The Stephen Petronio Company will return to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on April 25, 2014, to perform Like Lazarus Did. Tickets for the performance are available through www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org or (480) 499-TKTS (8587).
Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, Stephen Petronio is widely regarded as one of the leading dance-makers of his generation. New music, visual art and fashion collide in his dances producing powerfully modern landscapes for the senses. Founded in 1984, the Stephen Petronio Company has performed in 26 countries throughout the world, including more than 35 New York City engagements with 17 seasons at The Joyce Theater.
Free parking is available in the public parking garage located at Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.
Start Time: 07:00 pm