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Fast Paced, Edgy Contemporary Ballet


He's hailed as one of the most innovative dance-makers of his generation.  And now, Stephen Petronio ...makes his New Orleans debut with two groundbreaking works --- Underland, set to music by Australian alternative rocker Nick Cave and City of Twist, a love letter to New Yorkset to an original score by Laurie Anderson.  We go Inside the Arts as the New Orleans Ballet Association and the NOCCA Institute present Stephen Petronio Company in three performances of a unique dance journey.

Performances run Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3 at 8 pm, and a Saturday matinee at 2, at NOCCA's Lupin Hall, 2800 Chartres Street.  More info at

"This is NPR's Morning Edition, at 89.9 WWNO. Good Morning, I'm Diane Mack."