Custodians of Beauty

A Palissimo Company production,
co-commissioned by Walker Art Center, New York Live Arts, American Dance Institute and Legion Arts.

Concept, Direction, Choreography: Pavel Zuštiak / Original Music: Christian Frederickson / Lighting Design: Joe Levasseur / Set Design & Video Design: Simon Harding / Costume Design: Ásta Bennie Hostetter / Performers: Nicholas Bruder, Emma Judkins, Justin Morrison / Dramaturgy: Megan Carter / Text: Alexandra Collier

Custodians of Beauty tells no stories. It is a dance of images. You watch them recur, but they’re not the same as they were before. They hint at meanings that vanish when the lights go out. You sense something that is not there hovering beneath what is there. Yet what is before you holds—compels— your attention. If this rich, yet pared-down dance were a meal, you’d receive a few sips of fine wine, a slice of warm bread, and a handful of freshly picked berries, and you’d go home feeling full. – Deborah Jowitt, ARTSJOURNAL