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23Jun/11

AMIDST

Pavel Zuštiak’s immersive AMIDST is a haunting vision inspired by Jerzy Kosinski’s THE PAINTED BIRD (photo © 2011 by Robert Flynt)

Baryshnikov Arts Center
450 West 37th St. between Ninth & Tenth Aves.
June 23-25, $20
www.bacnyc.org
www.thepaintedbird.org

Inspired by Jerzy Kosinski’s 1965 novel, The Painted Bird, about a six-year-old wanderer during WWII, Pavel Zuštiak / Palissimo is presenting its own unique interpretation of loss and loneliness, darkness and deviance, at the Baryshnikov Arts Center June 23-25. The nostalgic Amidst is a site-specific multimedia performance in which the audience can walk among several projection screens and three dancers, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, Nick Bruder, and Zuštiak, in a smoky room. Composer and violist Christian Frederickson will perform his score live, along with Jason Noble and Ryan Rumery. The haunting, immersive environment features lighting by Joe Levasseur, set design by Nick Vaughan, photography by Robert Flynt, and video by Keith Skretch. The first part of the Painted Bird Trilogy, Bastard, was staged last November at La MaMa; the final section, Strange Cargo, is scheduled for PS 122 next year.

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