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Abby Z and the New Utility
June 30 & July 1-2 | von der Heyden Studio Theater
Radioactive Practice

Choreographer/Director
Abby Zbikowski

Performers/Collaborators
Alex Gossen    Kashia Kancey
Fiona Lundie    Jennifer Meckley
Benjamin Roach    jinsei sato

Rehearsal Directors
Fiona Lundie    Jennifer Meckley

Dramaturg
Momar Ndiaye

Lighting Designer
Jon Harper

Touring Technical Manager
Conor Thiele

Original Music
Matthew Peyton Dixon


Stagecraft Apprentices
Max Wining    Helen Perdomo
Kesia Cedeno-Ballard
Madelyn James    Mya Evans

Costume Apprentice
Sydney Sirkin

Funding Credits

The 2022 ADF Season
is made possible through the generous support of the SHS Foundation, Duke University, The North Carolina Arts Council, The Shubert Foundation, and City of Durham.


Radioactive Practice is commissioned by the American Dance Festival with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works. Additional commissioning funds provided by the Caroline Hearst Choreographer-In-Residence Program at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, Dance Umbrella’s Four by Four program, United States Artists Fellowship, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and the Wexner Center for the Arts.

Radioactive Practice is presented by the American Dance Festival with support from and in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Radioactive Practice is a National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN) Creation & Development Fund Project co-commissioned by New York Live Arts in partnership with Dance Place, American Dance Festival, Wexner Center for the Performing Arts, and NPN/VAN. The Creation & Development Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information: www.npnweb.org

Abby Z and the New Utility’s community engagement activities are made possible by an anonymous donor.

The creation of Radioactive Practice was supported in part by a commission from New York Live Arts’ Live Feed Residency program with additional support from the Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council with special thanks to Council Member Corey Johnson, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Scherman Foundation, and the Shubert Foundation.