Choreographic Fellow | March 14 - 27, 2011
"The Painted Bird Part III - Strange Cargo"
In residence, Pavel Zuštiak researched
Part III of his trilogy, The Painted Bird. The title comes from Jerzy
Kosinski’s controversial 1965 novel set in post-war Eastern Europe, and
the project excavates the novel’s themes of displacement, migration and
transformation in three separate performance events within a yearlong
period. With the belief that exposing vulnerability, doubts,
bewilderment and half-formed beliefs can be done in the service of
authentic dialogue, Zuštiak asked community members to provide him with
information about their experiences along the spectrum of the work in
Part I of The Painted Bird - Bastard premiered at the KioSK Festival in Stanica, Slovakia in July 2010 and had it’s NY premiere at La MaMa. Part II of The Painted Bird - Amidst premiered at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, June 23-25, 2011 and Part III of The Painted Bird - Strange Cargo will premiere at Performance Space 122.