Zustiak’s world is full of “striving, sweating bodies, but beyond what they actually do lies another, more enigmatic kind of “doing.””
-Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice

Choreographer Pavel Zustiak teams up with famed video artist Tal Yarden exposing postmortem ecstasy somewhere between a dream and a memory entitled Le Petit Mort. Raw, unsettling, emotionally charged images ask questions that are ultimately unanswerable – questions of the matters of the end. Scenes of disquieting stillness and agitation, haunting traces of life past living, will leave a residue that can’t be washed off.

Direction and Choreography by Pavel Zustiak
Created with Performers Benjamin Asriel, Gina Bashour, Ellen Cremer, Saar Harari, Marya Wethers and Pavel Zustiak
Video Design by Tal Yarden
Dramaturgy by Rachel Chavkin
Set and Costume Design by Nick Vaughn
Theatre Lobby Photo Installation and website photo by Jose Aragon

This work was commissioned by Performance Space 122 and was made possible in part by the Manhattan Community Arts Fund/New York City Department if Cultural Affairs, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.


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World Premiere
Resceduled from December 2006
April 12 – 15, 2007
Thursday – Saturday at 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m.
$20, $15 Student/Senior
($10 Members)

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