Four dancers - two standing and two on the ground with their arms around the standing dancers legs

Abby Z and the New Utility


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photo by Maria Baranova

Choreographer Abby Zbikowski and crew have created 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) street dance, 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, chock full of cultural collisions, unlikely relationships, minor to major misunderstandings, a desire for logic, and being hard-wired to survive. The cast features Alex Gossen, Kashia Kancey, Fiona Lundie, Jennifer Meckley, Benjamin Roach, and jinsei sato.

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Thursday, June 30 at 7:30 PM
Friday, July 1 at 8:30 PM
Saturday, July 2 at 3:00 PM
Saturday, July 2 at 8:30 PM

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Doris Duke Charitable FoundationSamuel H. Scripps SHS FoundationNational Endowment for the Arts

RADIOACTIVE PRACTICE is commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works.

RADIOACTIVE PRACTICE is presented by ADF with support from and in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

RADIOACTIVE PRACTICE is a National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN) Creation & Development Fund Project co-commissioned by New York Live Arts in partnership with Dance Place, American Dance Festival, Wexner Center for the Performing Arts, and NPN/VAN. The Creation & Development Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information: www.npnweb.org

Abby Z. and the New Utility’s community engagement activities are made possible by an anonymous donor.