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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Kathryn Gigler named Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre acting executive director by Sara Bauknecht

She will transition into the role once it’s vacated by Harris Ferris, who will step down at the end of PBT’s current fiscal year.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Friday, May 20, 2022

'Open Air' music and dance series heads to Allegheny River in June by Sara Bauknecht

From June 9-12, professional and student arts groups will participate in “Open Air: A Series in Celebration of the Performing Arts.”

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 09:00AM
Monday, May 9, 2022

Pittsburgh Ballet's Susan Jaffe leaving to become artistic director of American Ballet Theatre by Sara Bauknecht

She will succeed Kevin McKenzie, who’s served in the role since 1992. Jaffe, who joined PBT in 2020, will be here through November.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 12:22PM
Sunday, May 8, 2022

For first time since the pandemic began, Pittsburgh Dance Council has a full season by Sara Bauknecht

The 2022-23 lineup is packed with contemporary dance heavy hitters, U.S. and Pittsburgh premieres and a spotlight on LatinX creators.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 12:47PM
Thursday, May 5, 2022

PBT principal dancer Alexandra Kochis taking final bow in 'Swan Lake' by Sara Bauknecht

Alexandra Kochis will retire from the stage following her reprisal of the ballet’s lead role after dancing with PBT since 2006.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre closing 2021-22 season with new 'Swan Lake' by artistic director Susan Jaffe by Sara Bauknecht

After dancing in the ballet for more than two decades, Susan Jaffe is putting her own stamp on this gripping story of love and loss.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:23AM
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

After its postponed performance, Complexions Contemporary Ballet is ready to share message of hope, love with Pittsburgh by Sara Bauknecht

Complexions Contemporary Ballet has planned for Pittsburgh “a really diverse experience” on May 7 at Byham Theater, Downtown.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:30AM
Thursday, April 7, 2022

Pilobolus marks the 'Big Five-Oh!' with tour stopping at the Byham by Sara Bauknecht

See a selection of works from Pilobolus’ 50-year history when it performs its “Big Five-Oh!” show April 9 at Byham Theater.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 02:51PM
Monday, March 21, 2022

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre to celebrate female choreographers in 'Here + Now' by Sara Bauknecht

Pieces by five female choreographers, including one based in Pittsburgh, will be featured Thursday through Sunday in “Here + Now.”

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:33AM
Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Storytelling takes center stage in Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's 2022-23 season by Sara Bauknecht

PBT has planned a season of stories – from enchanting fairy tales and beloved holiday classics to spine-chilling accounts.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 12:30PM
Monday, February 21, 2022

Bodiography turns 20, rolls out 'Red Carpet' in new performance space by Sara Bauknecht

A program will be presented in The Movement Factory, a former mattress factory-turned-artists hub in the North Side’s Chateau neighborhood.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Thursday, January 20, 2022

CrossBody Dance + Movement brings Latin dance to Downtown by Sara Bauknecht

Rachel Booth and Vincent Jones transformed a former candy store into a studio specializing in dance styles such as salsa and bachata.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

After COVID-19 delay, 'Tipping Point' is set to deliver a 'wake-up call' about refugee community by Sara Bauknecht

Nearly two years later, Beth Corning will premiere “The Tipping Point” at 25 Carrick, a former church-turned-creative space in Carrick.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:00AM
Friday, January 14, 2022

Dancers who are raising the bar(re) in 2022 by Sara Bauknecht

Here’s a sampling of who and what to watch – or even try out yourself – during the first few months of the new year.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Thursday, December 9, 2021

After a year away, sugar plums back at Benedum Center for PBT's 'Nutcracker' by Sara Bauknecht

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre presents a three-week run of its Pittsburgh-flavored “Nutcracker” — the first chance to see it live since 2019.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Point Park announces conservatory dance, theater seasons and new Playhouse Presents series by Sara Bauknecht and Tyler Dague / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Beyond student productions, Pittsburgh Playhouse is working to grow its events roster by presenting shows by performing arts professionals.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 05:15PM
Sunday, May 16, 2021

Dozens of arts groups join Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre for outdoor 'Open Air' series by Sara Bauknecht and Tyler Dague / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Performances will begin Tuesday and run through Memorial Day on Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Monday, December 30, 2019

On the Arts: Which nights sell best for Pittsburgh’s cultural organizations? by Jeremy Reynolds and Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Whether you prefer a full house or more legroom, here’s a quick guide on which cultural institutions’ performance days tend to fill fastest.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 08:00AM