abby z new utliitiy

Photo by Effy Falck

Friday, March  9, 2018 
4:30 PM
Ellie’s Studio, Lewis Arts complex
FREE; open to Princeton students, faculty & staff

Hearst Choreographers-in-Residence
Three Conversations with the Artists

Abby Zbikowski is a Juried Bessie Award-winning choreographer and artistic director of her company, Abby Z and the New Utility. Abby and core company member Fiona Lundie will share recent explorations of her new work in progress, “Radioactive Practice” and her recent work “abandoned playground.” She’ll discuss her use of movement, aesthetic influences, methods of training, and her desire to create rigorous, inclusive works that speak to multiple communities simultaneously.

Attendance is limited to Princeton students, faculty and staff.


abby z

Photo by Effy Falck

Abby Zbikowski is a choreographer, assistant professor of dance at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and faculty member at the American Dance Festival. Her choreographic work with her company, Abby Z and the New Utility, has been presented by the Gibney Dance Center, Movement Research at Danspace Project, and most recently the Abrons Arts Center, where the company had a sold out run of its latest evening-length piece, abandoned playground. Zbikowski has been an Artist-in-Residence as part of the nEW Festival in Philadelphia, the American Dance Festival, and the Bates Dance Festival. She has studied intensively at Germaine Acogny’s L’École de Sables in Senegal and holds a B.F.A. in dance from Temple University and an M.F.A. in dance from Ohio State University, where she worked closely with mentors Bebe Miller and Vickie Blaine. As a performer, Zbikowski has worked with Charles O. Anderson/Dance Theater X, Vincent Mantsoe, and the Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project. She has been on faculty at Ohio State University and has taught technique and creative process abroad at the Academy of Culture in Riga, Latvia, as part of Global Practice Sharing, sponsored by Movement Research.



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  • Program in Dance

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