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Life roils near chaos in Petronio’s work

Joshua Tuason (left) and Mandy Kirschner in the world premiere of Stephen Petronio Company’s “I Drink the Air Before Me’’ in New York last year. Joshua Tuason (left) and Mandy Kirschner in the world premiere of Stephen Petronio Company’s “I Drink the Air Before Me’’ in New York last year. (Andrea Mohin/The New York Times/File 2009)
By Matthew Guerrieri
Globe Correspondent / March 22, 2010

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Moments of repose were rare in “I Drink the Air Before Me,’’ an evening-length work presented by the Stephen Petronio Company at the Institute of Contemporary Art on Friday. Created for the group’s 25th-anniversary season, the work takes its title from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,’’ and it captures that sort of disruptive, roiling power. But while a few touches hinted at ... (Full article: 348 words)

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