Merce Cunningham’s RainForest and Petronio’s Locomotor/Non Locomotor
"Petronio’s work surprises you at every ricocheting leap and pitched body flying off on a tangent...…the effect is startling, as if time had been suspended." - Dance Magazine
Stephen Petronio has built an astonishing canon of work where music, visual art and fashion collide to heighten bold and engaging modern dance landscapes. Now Petronio revives Merce Cunningham’s iconic RainForest. A must-see for the Pittsburgh dance and art community, Andy Warhol created his sparkling silver pillows especially for RainForest. The floating décor is uncontrollable, producing a score of movement that cannot play by conventional rule and an atmosphere of free-wheeling anarchy. Locomotor casts Petronio’s virtuosic dancers careening forward and backward through time and space. Non Locomotor, a companion work, explores movement deep within a torquing center, sending surges of action throughout the body while stationary in space.
RainForest is co-presented with The Andy Warhol Museum.