June6, 2019 –(Becket, MA) Abby Z and the New Utility makes their Jacob’s Pillow debut with abandoned playground at the Doris Duke Theatre, June 26-30. The evening-length, adrenaline-inducing sequence of hyper physicality and extreme virtuosity isdescribed by The New York Times as “where dance meets sport.” 2017 Juried Bessie Award-winner Abby Zbikowski’s unique movement vocabulary brings together hip-hop, West African, and postmodern dance styles.

“Abby Zbikowski is a new highly acclaimed voice in the dance world. Her work abandoned playground immerses the audience in the sometimes beautiful and sometimes brutal dances that manifest themselves amongst players in team sports. The piece starts and it just doesn’t stop—you can’t believe the ferocity of these dancers!” says Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge.

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