“Sensuality, risk, and uneasiness unite at levels of speed and density that render the performers heroes in a ricocheting world.”—The Village Voice
Fashion, pop, visual art, and movement collide in Stephen Petronio’s dances. Widely considered one of America’s finest, most forward-thinking choreographers, he infuses “relentless breakneck speed with clarity more akin to ballet . . . to create results that are pure extravagance” (Associated Press). For 20 years, Petronio has consistently worked with some of the most talented and provocative visual artists, musicians, and designers of our time. BLOOM, with a commissioned score from poetic pop singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright performed by the 40-member Minnesota Boychoir, explores the creative freedom of youth and the bittersweet poignancy of transformation. Bud Suite, set to four original Wainwright songs, and The Rite Part, an excerpt from Petronio’s striking 1992 piece, complete the evening.
With the Minnesota Boychoir, directed by Mark Johnson