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Watermans Arts Centre, London

Abby Z and the New Utility

Radioactive Practice

Radioactive Practice by Abby Z will be a new outdoor dance piece, with opportunities for people to join the conversation about its themes before and after the show.

Watermans Arts Centre

40 High St, Brentford TW8 0DS

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Abby Z and the New Utility

Abby Z and the New Utility

Abby Zbikowski, or Abby Z, is a New York based dancer and choreographer. In 2012, she set up her own company, Abby Z and the New Utility. Her work draws on distinct histories in hip-hop, contemporary and West African dance, but also sport and other physical activity including manual labour. She studied extensively in Senegal and uses both the physical aspects and psycho-emotional experience of rigorous training in African and African-diasporic forms. Her work could be described as bridging the gap between highly physical dance and extreme sport, with the dancers typically wearing protective knee pads!