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Abby Z & The New Utility

  • Performance
    Saturday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m.
    Lang Performing Arts Center, Pearson-Hall Theatre
  • Master Classes
    Wednesday, Jan. 24 & Thursday, Jan. 25
    Lang Performing Arts Center, Troy Dance Studio
  • Film Screening
    Wednesday, Jan. 24, 4:30- 6 p.m.
    Lang Performing Arts Center, Cinema

Choreographer Abby Zbikowski and crew have created, in “Radioactive Practice,” a genre-bending work that brings together a mosaic group of dancers to redefine purpose for themselves as they labor their way through complex, demanding, and often perplexing physicality as a means to confront expectations and dive into the unknown head-on.

Utilizing the skills they have honed through their practices in movement traditions including (but not limited to) hip-hop, post-modern dance, contemporary African forms, tap, synchronized swimming, soccer, and martial arts, the cast draws from an arsenal of physical possibility to shatter assumptions of established forms and test the group’s own physical and mental limits. Working with Senegalese dance artist Momar Ndiaye as dramaturge, this work embodies the amalgam of contemporary living.

The cast features Alex Gossen, Kashia Kancey, Fiona Lundie, Jennifer Meckley, Benjamin Roach, and jinsei sato. Original music by Matthew Peyton Dixon.