Pavel Zustiak

Daily from Oct. 20-22
8 p.m.

Pavel Zuštiak and his Palissimo Company aim to provide insight into the human condition through work that merges dance, live music, and visual art. The Midwest premiere of Custodians of Beauty raises the question: Where do we find beauty today, and does it need our defense? Zuštiak’s work embraces emotional extremes that collide and elide in startling images. Through an Eastern European dance-theater aesthetic, he deploys the human body as sculpture, emotional trigger, and political symbol. If that sounds a bit conceptual, rest assured there is plenty of juicy content to be had.