Virtual Bloodlines Festival

October 23, 2020 @ 7:00PM — November 14, 2020 @ 12:00AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Our three week long, donation based, digital happening showcasing the work of postmodern dance masters

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Stephen Petronio Company is proud to announce the Virtual Bloodlines Festival, a three week long, donation based, digital happening showcasing the work of postmodern dance masters Trisha Brown, Merce Cunningham, Anna Halprin, Steve Paxton, Rudy Perez, and Yvonne Rainer. Running October 23 –November 14, 2020, the online festival will feature screenings of work from Stephen Petronio Company’s Bloodlines, which began in 2015 and has since restaged 11 iconic dances. These masterpieces have irrevocably marked the American postmodern dance landscape and have had a particular impact on Petronio’s own thinking. The screenings will be coupled with interviews and insightful dialogues with guest hosts Deborah Jowitt, Wendy Perron, Yvonne Rainer, former Petronio dancer, Davalois Fearon and dancers that have embodied these restagings.

VIDEO AVAILABILITY & ARCHIVES

Following each premiere, the video will remain online for one week only. Archives related to the original works and Petronio performances will be available four days in advance of each video premiere and can be found at http://petron.io/blf for the duration of the festival.

BLOODLINES MASTER CLASS

Stephen Petronio Company Education Director, Tess Montoya, will also lead a session of master classes, one each week of the festival, focusing on Steve Paxton’s Jag Vill Gärna Telefonera involving improvisational techniques that culminate in a solo creation.

The events are free, but donations are welcomed. You can add a donation when you complete your registration.

Registration is required.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Learn more here: http://petron.io/bloodlines-festival-sponsorship/


EVENT SCHEDULE

OCTOBER 23 | 7pm

Conversation between Deborah Jowitt, Yvonne Rainer, and Stephen Petronio.

DIAGONAL (1963), TRIO A WITH FLAGS (1966/1970), and CHAIR PILLOW (1969)

Choreography by Yvonne Rainer

JAG VILL GÄRNA TELEFONERA (1964/1982)

Score: Steve Paxton

Created and performed in 1982 by Stephen Petronio and Randy Warshaw

OCTOBER 30 | 7pm

Conversation between Wendy Perron, Davalois Fearon, and Stephen Petronio.

RAINFOREST (1968)

Choreography by Merce Cunningham

GLACIAL DECOY (1979)

Choreography by Trisha Brown

NOVEMBER 6 | 7pm

Conversation between Wendy Perron and Stephen Petronio.

COVERAGE REVISITED (1970)

Choreography by Rudy Perez

COURTESAN AND THE CRONE (1999)

Choreography by Anna Halprin

NOVEMBER 14 | 12pm

Bloodlines Master Class with Tess Montoya & Stephen Petronio via Zoom

NOVEMBER 21 | 12pm

Bloodlines Master Class with Tess Montoya & Stephen Petronio via Zoom


Photo of Stephen Petronio in Anna Halprin's Courtesan and the Crone (1999) by Sarah Silver.