ABBY Z AND
THE NEW UTILITY
abandoned playground, Fusebox 2018
Bessie Award winning choroegrapher Abby Zbikowski started creating work under Abby Z and the New Utility in 2012 with core company members Fiona Lundie and Jennifer Meckley to experiment with the potential and choreographic possibility of the body being pushed beyond its perceived limits, as well as to create a new movement lexicon that works towards triangulating dancing/moving bodies across multiple cultural value systems simultaneously. Our creative process/practice with collaborative performers works towards re-imagining known outcomes and is meant to relentlessly challenge the systems we cling to for understanding.
Since its inception, Abby Z and the New Utility has been presented by the Abrons Arts Center, Movement Research at Danspace Project, and the Gibney Dance Center and have been in residence at the Bates Dance Festival, the American Dance Festival, S.L.A.M.(Streb Lab for Action Mechanics), and most recently at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, where Abby was was selected to take part in the inaugural Caroline Hearst Choreographer-in-Residence-Program.