Baryshnikov Arts Center Resident Artist

Pavel Zuštiak

Princess Grace Foundation-USA Works-in-Progress Resident Artist

Director and choreographer Pavel Zuštiak (NYC) will create HEBEL, a new large-scale stage performance exploring the metaphysical poetry of life: its cycles, passages, transience, and the certainty of death. Through an interdisciplinary, visually evocative, and emotionally charged lens, HEBEL confronts identity, worth, and the search for meaning in an increasingly destabilized world.

Leadership support for BAC has been provided by Altman Foundation, Anonymous, James H. Duffy, The Enoch Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Kaye Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, Princess Grace Foundation-USA, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Thompson Family Foundation, and Dance/ NYC’s New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The Ford Foundation provides leadership support for international residencies.

Lead support of dance programming at BAC is provided by the Rudolf Nureyev Endowment.

HEBEL is a Palissimo production, commissioned by NYU Skirball. HEBEL will be researched, developed and honed with financial, administrative and residency support from Dance in Process at Gibney with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. HEBEL will be developed during the Bogliasco Foundation residency as well as through The Princess Grace Foundation-USA Works-in-Progress Residency.

Pavel Zuštiak
Artist Bio

Pavel Zuštiak

Pavel Zuštiak is a Slovak-American director and choreographer. Often described as human and humane, his interdisciplinary works are visually evocative and emotionally piercing.

Zuštiak is the 2015 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Juried Award winner for his "poetic layering of movement and visual imagery, conceiving the stage as a decentralized world in which the corporeal body is the focus and canvas for a wide range of human expression." He has received Princeton Arts Fellowship, LMCC President's Award, NEFA/NDP Production & Residency Grants, Guggenheim Fellowship, MANCC, and Bogliasco Fellowships, and multiple Princess Grace Awards. Zuštiak’s work has been commissioned and presented by Cal Performances/UC Berkeley, Walker Art Center, Wexner Center for the Arts, Abrons Arts Center, Baryshnikov Arts Center, La MaMa, American Dance Institute, PS122 ,and New York Live Arts among others. Zuštiak lives in NYC.

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