Stephen Petronio

Updated
30 Nov 2016

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Stephen Petronio. Photo by Sarah Silver.

Stephen Petronio has honed a unique language of movement that speaks to the intuitive and complex possibilities of the body. His multidisciplinary work is informed by his postmodern dance training, including his work with Steve Paxton and as the first male dancer of the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Over the past 30 years, Petronio has created over 35 works for his company and has been commissioned by some of the most prestigious modern and ballet companies around the world. Petronio is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" Award, and a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award. In 2016, Petronio collaborated with visual artist Janine Antoni and modern dance pioneer Anna Halprin on the Center-funded performance-as-exhibition, Ally, at The Fabric Workshop and Museum.