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Editorial for HEBEL by Jay Wegman, NYU Skirball Center’s Executive Director

Editorial for HEBEL by Jay Wegman, NYU Skirball Center’s Executive Director Pavel Zuštiak’s newest dance-theatre work, Hebel, takes its title from a Hebrew word in the biblical book Ecclesiastes. A roomy word, it contains multitudes. Occurring 38 times within the span of a rather short work, the author wanted to make a point. The King …

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VANITY PARTY 2019

VANITY PARTYPALISSIMO COMPANY 2019 Fundraising EventMonday, OCTOBER 7, 7-9PMat the Heller Gallery (303 10th Ave. – btw 27/28th St.) The VANITY PARTY mixes revelry, fantasy and fundraising into an annual celebration of entertainment in a beautiful Heller Gallery, a national leader dedicated to the glass art works. This year, PALISSIMO is raising funds in support of its …

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Context Notes for CUSTODIANS OF BEAUTY by Jeremy Barker

When Pavel Zuštiak was twelve years old, he went to an audition to offer moral support to a friend. In the wake of popular films like Flashdance and Dirty Dancing, the kids in what was then Czechoslovakia were excited by the potential they saw in dance, and folk seemed more approachable than ballet. Unfortunately, Zuštiak’s friend got the …

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Context Notes for CUSTODIANS OF BEAUTY by Melanie George

Written by Melanie George, Resident Scholar, American Dance Institute as a pre-show speech at the American Dance Institute in November 2015. Used with permission. The work of Pavel Zuštiak and Palissimo contains multitudes. Perhaps because he entered artistic practice through film and television, his work is multisensory poetry. Our senses are sparked by movement, imagery, light, sound, and …

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Pavel Zuštiak Wins 2015 Juried Bessie Award

The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), New York City’s premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, last night announced the nominees for the 2014-15 season and two 2015 awards were presented at its annual press conference. This year’s Bessies Jury – Susan Marshall, Shen Wei, and Reggie Wilson – …

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