Petronio Company’s Pandemic Delayed Cleveland Debut Proves Worth the Wait [REVIEW]

Stephen Petronio CompanyMimi Ohio Theatre at Playhouse SquareNovember 12, 2022 By Steve Sucato Call it a blessing in disguise that Stephen Petronio Company’s Cleveland debut was postponed in 2020 because of the global pandemic. Otherwise, the audience at Playhouse Square’s Mimi Ohio Theatre on Saturday night would not have experienced the company’s most spellbinding work of the evening, 2022’s New New Prayer for Now. Presented by DANCECleveland, the mixed … Continue reading Petronio Company’s Pandemic Delayed Cleveland Debut Proves Worth the Wait [REVIEW]

Relationship Expectations Explored in the U.S. Premiere Luke Murphy’s ‘Drenched’

By Steve Sucato Romantic relationships are fragile creatures. Fantasy, and expectation of what is desired of them, can cloud partners’ thinking, or simply unravel in the light of reality. That’s the premise of dancer/choreographer Luke Murphy’s Drenched. The 60-minute multimedia work is coming off a successful run this past September as part of Ireland’s Absolut Fringe Festival. Drenched makes its U.S. premiere at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater on … Continue reading Relationship Expectations Explored in the U.S. Premiere Luke Murphy’s ‘Drenched’