Abby Z and the New Utility : Radioactive Practice


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Radioactive Practice


*Please note that this event have been postponed: As the coronavirus (Covid-19) situation has evolved in NYC, New York Live Arts has decided to postpone RADIOACTIVE PRACTICE by Abby Z and the New Utility to a later date.

RADIOACTIVE PRACTICE leans into deep-seated socio-cultural functions and psyche-emotional attachments that are held within the dancing body, allowing space for conflicting information from disparate spaces to be in conversation and find an equal playing field. This process of self-exploration and group dynamic reveals the energy and drive that connects the dancers as they literally work through complex rhythms and full-bodied dynamic physicality.

The movers draw from an arsenal of physical possibility as they shatter assumptions of established forms and test the group’s own physical and mental limits; they embody the amalgam of contemporary living, chock full of cultural collisions, misunderstandings, a desire for logic, and being hard-wired to survive. Working with Senegalese dance artist Momar Ndiaye as dramaturge, Zbikowski and crew have created a genre-bending performance that challenges audiences to reconsider, if not completely abandon, their preconceptions of dance.

An original score from fellow Live Arts Live Feed residency artist Raphael Xavier also reflects a collision of genres, drawing inspiration from hip-hop, punk, metal, and no wave. The cast features Alexa Bender, Serena Chang, India Childs, Roobi Gaskins, Alex Gossen, Gabrielle Loren, Fiona Lundie, Jennifer Meckley,  Ben Roach, and Meghann Trago.

March 19, Stay Late Conversation, moderator to be announced.


Video by Nel Shelby Productions

The Live Feed creative residency program supports and nurtures the development of new work with residencies and commissions generated over two years.

Lead support of Live Feed is generously provided by Partners for New Performance and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

About the Artist:
Abby Z and the New Utility