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Friday, October 8, 2021

Virtual dance exchange pushes boundaries of movement through VR technology by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Collaborators worked with Pittsburgh-based XRconnectED to film works in a 360-degree format to create an immersive experience for viewers.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Attack Theatre’s ‘Plus One’ welcomes audiences to new home with picnic-dance party by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For Attack Theatre’s season opener, expect parts of a picnic, house-warming party and a dance performance all rolled into one.  

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Fall dance preview: What to see in person by 10 Pittsburgh-based arts groups by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Several Pittsburgh-based dance groups will return in the coming months to the theater for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:00AM
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Colleen Hooper named new chair of Point Park University's dance department by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hooper brings to her new role a mix of professional experience as a dancer and choreographer and a background in scholarly research.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Pittsburgh Dance Council to restart in November with Pittsburgh native Kyle Abraham by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Expect an eclectic mix of contemporary masters, new works and an outdoor spectacle aimed to challenge audiences’ assumptions about dance.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 12:15PM
Monday, July 12, 2021

Maria Caruso and her Bodiography dancers shine off-Broadway by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Two shows by Maria Caruso, “Metamorphosis” and “Rearview Mirror,” are making their Off-Broadway debut this summer.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Wednesday, June 9, 2021

World Square to spotlight international communities in Market Square by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Artisans and food vendors will fill Market Square. There also will be dance and music performances throughout the weekend. 

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Thursday, June 3, 2021

RAD grant will allow PBT's Open Air series to continue in fall, spring by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The $250,000 grant will support at least six more series events to be held each fall and spring.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 01:06PM
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Review: PBT’s Open Air series brings performers and audiences back together by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The series, which brings together dozens of arts organizations, runs through Memorial Day on Flagstaff Hill.  

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Thursday, May 20, 2021

Summer Times: 5 in-person dance options to check out by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Even though live dance has been on hiatus, creatives were still coming up with dynamic ways to delight audiences once it was safe to do so.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 10:51AM

Attack Theatre offers dance workshops for disability community by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sessions will run Friday through Sunday and are designed for people with a range of physical and cognitive abilities.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Friday, May 7, 2021

How 6 members of Pittsburgh's dance community are reaching for a new normal by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For some, quarantine was filled with loneliness and loss. For others, the extended quiet time at home was a chance to reinvent themselves.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Thursday, May 6, 2021

After more than a year away from Benedum Center, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre announces its 2021-22 season by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Audiences can expect a blend of classic story ballets and cutting-edge contemporary works, along with a focus on female choreographers.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:00PM
Monday, April 19, 2021

PBT premieres next installment of Digital Spotlight programming, with more to come in May by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The next installment premieres Monday and will be available for screening through Sunday.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 10:26AM
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

'Milton' is a movement biography of Pittsburgh attorney and minister Milton Raiford by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Milton” is an evening-length biographical movement work based on Milton Raiford’s life by choreographer/dancer Kaylin Horgan.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Monday, April 5, 2021

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre offers free online streaming of 'Boléro' this week by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Artistic director Susan Jaffe created the choreography for the piece to French composer Maurice Ravel’s rhythmic, energetic “Boléro.”

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 10:01AM
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

PBT to present open air series with 20-plus performing arts groups in Schenley Park in May by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Open Air: A Series in Celebration of the Performing Arts” will be held May 18-31 at Flagstaff Hill.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 02:07PM
Thursday, March 18, 2021

Slowdanger delivers interactive virtual dance experience in 'remote possibilities' by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Instead of sitting back and watching, small-sized audiences will be invited to interact with their screens to help shape traits of the show.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:00AM
Friday, March 5, 2021

Shana Simmons Dance spotlights art at T stops in dance-for-film series by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Constructed Sight: Winter” will show new films on YouTube’s Premieres platform during four screenings in March.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 12:00AM
Friday, February 12, 2021

Pittsburgh Dance Council cancels spring programming by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Le Patin Libre is the latest show to be cut from the Pittsburgh Dance Council’s 51st season because of COVID-19.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 11:31AM
Thursday, February 11, 2021

NACHMO Pittsburgh pivots during pandemic with online dance showcase by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

NACHMO Pittsburgh will present a Zoom showcase Friday and Saturday to screen nine new dance works made in January.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Monday, February 1, 2021

Get your Valentine a 'Bolero' ticket for PBT at Carnegie Museum of Art by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will present seven short performances of “Boléro” Feb. 12-14 in the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Hall of Sculpture.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:00AM
Thursday, January 21, 2021

Attack Theatre pivots during pandemic with a dance-for-film premiere by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Attack Theatre’s dance film “I : I” will premiere Jan. 22-23 online with hourlong interactive experiences for audiences.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 08:00AM
Thursday, January 14, 2021

A look ahead at Pittsburgh dance in 2021: 5 things (so far) to get excited about by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s dance community is staying on its feet by coming up with innovative programming until we can all safely come together again.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 08:00AM
Friday, January 8, 2021

Point Park, Attack Theatre offer digital dance workshops this weekend by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh dance companies are kicking off 2021 with workshops and intensives that the public can participate in from home. 

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:00AM
Monday, January 4, 2021

Despite COVID-19, Pittsburgh dance troupes delivered memorable moments in 2020 by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Here’s a recap of some of the year’s most memorable moments, along with a preview of what’s (hopefully!) to come in 2021.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 03:00PM
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Minding the Gap aims to lift student dancers' mental health by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Seminars for dance students tackle mental health-related topics along with sessions for faculty.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:00AM
Friday, December 18, 2020
Friday, November 20, 2020

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre won't return to theater for 2020-21 season, explores more outdoor options by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This latest round of changes will impact planned performances of “Cinderella,” “Here + Now,” “Modern Masters” and “Alice in Wonderland.”

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 02:41PM
Friday, November 13, 2020

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre pivots to a virtual 'Fireside Nutcracker' by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Fireside Nutcracker” will stream online for free from Dec. 17 through Dec. 31.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 10:09AM

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