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Live Arts Bard Presents

Sunday, April 1, 2018
Abby Z and The New Utility
Fisher Center, LUMA Theater
2:00 pm
abandoned playground

"When the work débuted, last April, its sweaty intensity caused a stir... This reprise run offers another chance to see what won the young choreographer a Bessie Award." –The New Yorker

A hyper-kinetic contest of physical daring and extreme virtuosity, abandoned playground is the latest exhilarating performance by Abby Zbikowski, winner of the 2017 Juried Bessie Award and a major new force in contemporary dance.  Her high-adrenaline choreography combines elements of hip-hop, punk, West African, and street dance, praised by the New York Times as "an onslaught of thwacking arms, emphatic kicks, dizzying spins, swift somersaults, perilous balances and slippery contortions.”  

Choreography by Abby Zbikowski
Original music by Raphael Xavier
Lighting Design by Jon Harper
Costume Design by Abby Zbikowski and Karen Zbikowski

Performed and created in collaboration with; Alexa Bender, Shaela Davis, Justin Faircloth, Ali Herring, Jen Lu, Fiona Lundie, Jennifer Meckley, Evelyn Sanchez Narvaez, and Jessie Young

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Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Fisher Center, LUMA Theater

Ticket Information: Tickets: $25

$5 tickets for Bard undergraduate and graduate students are made possible by the Passloff Pass and available in advance for select performances.
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