"Am I going to be that one trick pony who's fast and sexy his whole life?" Stephen Petronio asked with urgency that humorously juxtaposed the allure of his question. Indeed, most of us would love to be fast and sexy our whole lives, no matter how many tricks and ponies it took. But for Petronio, classification is a vice that leads to boredom, and once he gets thrust into a role, he's eager to rebel.
However, as a choreographer, Petronio is celebrated for his speed and dynamism. He's a descendent of postmodernism, "the bastard child of Trisha Brown and Steve Paxton," he joked. He's also the product of a collection of New York City memories thrown together over decades of rushing around the five ...
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