Dance Performance by Stephen Petronio Company: Locomotor / Non Locomotor
April 16, 2015
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
UMass Amherst Campus
Stephen Petronio’s Locomotor / Non Locomotor is an evening-length, full-company work in two parts featuring an original score by electronic hip-hop pioneer Clams Casino. Locomotor explores extreme locomotive states, casting Petronio’s virtuoso company in a careening mix of action forward and backward through time and space, while Non Locomotor begins from the spine and its ability to initiate torque and torsion, sending movement surging throughout the body. “There's a visceral thrill to Stephen Petronio's choreography that is unlike anything offered by other contemporary choreographers…” – The New York Times
Audience members are invited to a pre-show talk by Five College Dance Professor Constance Valis Hill at the University Museum of Contemporary Art (lower level of FAC) at 6:30 p.m., and to stay for a post-performance talk with Stephen Petronio immediately following the performance.