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Rocco

Emio Greco P.C. | ICKamsterdam


Saturday, February 28

Runtime TBA

$29

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Wheelchair Accessible


A boxing match becomes a dance, a dance becomes a boxing match. Brothers are locked in an eternal bout of love and brutality and hate.

On a stage transformed into a boxing ring with audience seating on three sides, male fighter-dancers perform a virtuosic display of close combat-choreography. Be a witness to an animalistic courtship of intelligence, masculinity and physicality, extreme control and iron discipline of the boxing body and the dancing body. Until somebody gets knocked out.

‘When you watch the footage of Mohammad Ali it resembles the amorous game of attracting and rejecting one another. We also wanted to investigate the aesthetics of beating the living daylights out of one another.” Pieter C. Scholten, co-creator

“The balletic bouts of speedy steps, jabbed limbs and torqued torsos are choreographed in strict rotational symmetry and tied to the arrhythmic jitters of a percussive score.” The Guardian

Choreography and direction by Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten.

Rocco is inspired by Luchino Visconti’s 1960 classic neo-realist film, Rocco & His Brothers, and by fraternal rivalries of history and mythology. Since 1995 Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten have worked together to search for new dance forms.

*There will be smoke and haze during this performance.*

$29 / Members save 30%

Show runs 65 minutes with no intermission.


From Scratch: Show and Food Pairing
Enjoy a one-time-only, show-inspired three-course menu before or after the show!
La Peg Chef Peter Woolsey creates a culinary pairing to the ideas, themes, and performers of the show.

The VS. Menu:
Round 1: Tartiflette vs. Pasta Carbonara
Potatoes, Onion, Lardons, Roblochon VS. House-made Pasta, Bacon, Parmesan, Egg
Round 2: Salmon vs. Short Rib
Salmon, Red Wine Sauce, Seared Brussels Sprouts VS. Red Wine Braised Short Rib, Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
Round 3: Vanilla vs. Chocolate
Vanilla Pot De Creme, Chocolate Straw VS. Molten Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Sauce

$50 includes dinner and a show (not including drinks and gratuity)

To order, select the “From Scratch” option when adding tickets to cart.


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