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I Drink The Air Before Me

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About the Show Less...

An explosive show created to celebrate the 25th Anniversary year of the Stephen Petronio Company. Read More >

I Drink The Air Before Me is Stephen Petronio’s explosive new work. 

I Drink The Air Before Me explores the awesome forces of nature. With unpredictable twists and turns, the ten dancers whirl like the turbulent forces of a storm.

Featuring a special guest appearance by Stephen Petronio, this exhilarating visual spectacle combines fashion, music and dance.

An irresistible score created by New York composer Nico Muhly will be performed on stage by a live band and a choir of young people. This eclectic soundtrack fuses stunning classical phrases with electronic landscapes and acoustic instruments.

I Drink the Air Before Me was created to mark the onset of the 25th Anniversary year of the Stephen Petronio Company.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 05/10/2010

Closing Night: 06/10/2010

Running time: 1h

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Cast & Creative


Stephen Petronio


Producer - Stephen Petronio Company

Lighting Designer - Ken Tabachnick

Music By - Nico Muhly

About Barbican Theatre

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

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