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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The Pillow Project's '(in person)' brings back live dance by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pearlann Porter and a small cast of dancers will present “(in person)” Thursday through Sunday at The Space Upstairs in Point Breeze.

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Dancing beekeeper: Caitlyn Mendicino is a PBT ballerina who loves bees by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Corps de ballet member Caitlyn Mendicino tends to more than half a dozen beehives on her parent’s property in New Bethlehem, Pa.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Pittsburgh Dance Council cuts more performances from 51st season by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced that three additional programs in early 2021 will be canceled.

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Monday, October 5, 2020

Actresses trade curtain calls for messy closets with new venture by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Zhuzh it Up! uses tricks of the trade from stage design and wardrobing to make the most use of a home’s space.

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Monday, September 7, 2020

Shana Simmons Dance pivots to film, outdoor spaces in new works by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Constructed Sight” is a dance-for film series that partners dancers with public works of art across Pittsburgh.

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Monday, August 31, 2020

PBT's new artistic director brings big dreams, open mind to dance in a pandemic by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Susan Jaffe has been busy learning how to navigate a ballet company during a pandemic in her first months as PBT’s new artistic director. 

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Pittsburgh nonprofits find new ways to hold fundraisers during COVID-19 by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Going to a fundraising gala to support Pittsburgh’s nonprofits looks pretty different these days, thanks to COVID-19.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

PBT dancers reunite to film ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ for TV by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PBT is the first ballet company in the American Guild of Musical Artists to perform together since COVID-19 halted live dance.

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Monday, August 3, 2020

No date set for reopening Cultural Trust venues; shows moved to 2021 by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“We cannot in good faith open our doors and welcome you into the district as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on,” says the Cultural Trust.

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Monday, July 20, 2020

Point Park's Pittsburgh Playhouse to 'pause' live theater until 2021 by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The live theater season, slated to open in October, has been delayed until January. Live streaming and digital events are in the works.

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Ahead of retirement, Terrence Orr reflects reflects on accomplished career at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After more than 23 years at the helm of the company, Terrence Orr, 77, will retire from the role at the end of June.

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Dance studios get creative with recitals, classes in green phase by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For the first time since mid-March, local dance studios are permitted to reopen for recitals, in-person classes and other activities.

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2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Sep 14, 2021: BROADWAY REOPENS
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre