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Abby Z and the New Utility

Radioactive Practice

Oct 27Oct 29

Performance Dates

  • Thu Oct 27 2022 8:00 PM
  • Fri Oct 28 2022 8:00 PM
  • Sat Oct 29 2022 8:00 PM


Meany Hall – Studio Theatre

Produced in partnership with Bill T. Jones and New York Live Arts
Co-presented with On the Boards

In this newest work by choreographer Abby Zbikowski, dancers of the New Utility dive head-on into the unknown, exploring complex movement that upends expectations. Radioactive Practice embodies the cultural collisions of contemporary living, testing the group’s own mental and physical limits with a hard-wiring for survival. Using movement traditions inspired by street and postmodern dance, contemporary African forms, tap, martial arts and sports, Abby Z shatters established assumptions through an arsenal of physical possibility.

Working with Senegalese dance artist Momar Ndiaye as dramaturge, Zbikowski and crew have created a genre-bending performance that challenges audiences to reconsider, if not completely abandon, their preconceptions of dance.

Choreographer/Director: Abby Zbikowski
Performers/Collaborators: Alex Gossen, Kashia Kancey, Fiona Lundie, Jennifer Meckley, Benjamin Roach, jinsei sato
Rehearsal Directors: Fiona Lundie, Jennifer Meckley
Dramaturg: Momar Ndiaye
Technical Director/Lighting Designer: Jon Harper
Original Music: Matthew Peyton Dixon

Please note: no late seating will be allowed for this performance.


The ENCORE+ digital program for this performance is available to READ ONLINE


Becoming: At Home in the World is generously sponsored by the Floyd and Dolores Jones Endowed Fund for the Arts, The College Inn Pub and by John Robinson and Maya Sonenberg.

Abby Z and the New Utility’s Radioactive Practice, is co-presented by Meany Center for the Performing Arts and On the Boards. This co-presentation represents a deeper engagement with Bill T. Jones as 2022–23 Meany Center guest Artistic Associate, to increase artist engagement, support new work, amplify diverse voices and further expand and diversify audiences for contemporary performance in Seattle, including increasing access to new generations of artists and audiences. 

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