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The costume makes the man

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Check out this awesome article by New York Magazine describing  the collarboration between costume maven Cindy Sherman and choreographer Stephen Petronio, who’s weather themed piece I Drink The Air Before Me will be at MASS MoCA April 9 & 10. I’ve copied the first part of the aritcle below…

I’m done with the image of how I used to dance,” says choreographer Stephen Petronio. “And I’m not opposed to lapsing into complete caricature at points. After 25 years performing in theaters, I’m kind of tired of that wall.” Hence Petronio’s I Drink the Air Before Me, a new evening-length piece for his company (and his first major appearance onstage in five years), with score by Nico Muhly. For his own rather eccentric character, Petronio turned to artist Cindy Sherman, mistress of disguise. “Part of the reason I love using visual art with movement is that what I do disappears,” says Petronio, who will set the mood for the piece, acting as a sort of ringleader. Will he dance? “Who knows what’s going to happen,” he says mysteriously. Petronio and Sherman did, however, explain the evolution of his unique costume.
Read the rest of the article here.
Cheers,
Brittany

Posted March 24, 2010 by Brittany Bishop
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