Date(s) - Feb 23, 2018
92nd Street Y
bandoned playground (2017) is an evening length event performed in the round that features nine dancers traversing the space and engaging in the brutal yet rhythmic and precise action of hyper-physical dance.
Called “exhilarating” by The New York Times, this new work foregrounds the necessity of mental and physical rigor in times of futility and the importance of building new communication systems of the body in order to upend static modes and bridge cultural gaps. The dancers work through their personal histories via embodying complexly specific movement sequences requiring unyielding focus, practice and awareness, the effort of which is not masked onstage. Choreographer Abby Zbikowski is recipient of the 2017 Juried Bessie Award.