Stephen Petronio Company "Underland"

Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 8:00pm

Dance Center 1306 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL, 60605

Widely regarded as one of the leading dance makers of his generation, Stephen Petronio and his company returns to Chicago for the first time since their last appearance at The Dance Center in 2000. The company will present Underland; an evening-length work originally created for the Sydney Dance Company in 2003, and revived in 2011. A sexy, enigmatic fusion of dance, music, and visual imagery, inspired by the bittersweet music of Australian songwriter Nick Cave, Underland features powerful solos, duets, and ensemble work, set to a score of Cave classics, including “Stagger Lee,” “Wild World,” “The Mercy Seat,” and “The Weeping Song.”

There's a visceral thrill to Stephen Petronio's choreography that is unlike anything offered by other contemporary choreographers…a superb craftsman who knows how to build and layer a dance…the movement, with its improbable juxtapositions, seems to pour across the stage - The New York Times

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