PETRA Zanki // 365
PETRA ZANKI presents 365
SEPT 1 / 8PM
SEPT 2 / 8PM w/ Post-show music with Erin Jorgensen
Velocity Founders Theater 1621 12th Ave
TICKETS $20 / $25 at the door / $18 Under 25 w/ ID / $17 MVP / $50 Patron
“The room is moist and dark. The ants are always finding their way into it. It is the darkest space that A and B ever shared. They haven’t seen the light for days. The sun enters the space only in the morning, through the shades, dancing on furniture and things. The sun is B’s only companion. She wonders: “ Why do I feel so lonely and weirdly sad, still…this is all so…beautiful.” – 365
Croatian choreographer and performer Petra Zanki is thrilled to premiere her first work created in the USA: an intimate, moving meditation on love, what it is, and what it might not be. Working in tandem with Seattle dancer Lauren Linder, musician Erin Jorgensen, and photographer Erica Keeling, 365 is a gradually unfolding, profound reflection based on an autobiographical collection of notes and poems written over the course of one year. Zanki works closely with light, text, reflection, and gently unfurling movement, resulting in a mesmerizing visual poem for one body that is both gentle and intense in its execution. 365—the number of days in one year—speaks of isolation, hope, and longing spaces in hearts with rooms full of light in each of us.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Well-known in Croatia and on the European arts-circut for her dance and theater work, PETRA ZANKI has been living and working in the US for the past three years. Zanki received her MA in comparative literature and French and pursued her studies in theater and performing arts at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. Her insightful take on the international arts curation system, The Curator’s Piece, has been performed all over the world to critical and audience acclaim. Since moving to the USA, she has performed at On the Boards and Velocity Dance Center and recently re-mounted her acclaimed solo work Paces at New Tomorrow Gallery.
The work is being developed in collaboration with Velocity Dance Center. Special thanks to: On the Boards, and New Tomorrow for their generosity and support.
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