Abby Z and the New Utility: Radioactive Practice @ Meany Center – Studio (Seattle – UW main campus)

October 27, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

In this newest work by choreographer Abby Zbikowski, dancers of the New Utility dive head-on into the unknown, exploring complex movement that upends expectations. Radioactive Practice embodies the cultural collisions of contemporary living, testing the group’s own mental and physical limits with a hard-wiring for survival. Using movement traditions inspired by street and postmodern dance, contemporary African forms, tap, martial arts and sports, Abby Z shatters established assumptions through an arsenal of physical possibility.

Working with Senegalese dance artist Momar Ndiaye as dramaturge, Zbikowski and crew have created a genre-bending performance that challenges audiences to reconsider, if not completely abandon, their preconceptions of dance.

Performers/Collaborators: Alex Gossen, Kashia Kancey, Fiona Lundie, Jennifer Meckley, Benjamin Roach, jinsei sato. Original music by Matthew Peyton Dixon.

Produced in partnership with Bill T. Jones and New York Live Arts. Co-presented with On the Boards.

Location: Studio Theatre – lower level at Meany Hall

Tickets ($34) here.