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]

Internationally known troupe makes rock-infused Pittsburgh debut

By Steve Sucato A one-time ballet prodigy, “beautiful boy” and heroin addict, Scottish dancer/choreographer Michael Clark created a Warhol-esque persona for himself in the 1980s. A cultural celebrity and iconoclast, Clark traded a promising mainstream dance career for one influenced by punk, with a desire to shock audiences with sexual content, gender-bending and provocative social messages. Clark’s globe-trotting, London-based troupe, the Michael Clark Company, makes … Continue reading Internationally known troupe makes rock-infused Pittsburgh debut