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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Pittsburgh artists to join a global dance for clean water by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh dancers and others in over 170 cities will hold performances on Saturday in the name of clean, safe drinking water. 

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Monday, June 10, 2019

This week at arts festival: A giant shipping container unfolds into art in dance show 'Origami' by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In “Origami,” a dancer scales a huge shipping container as it changes shape. The Point State Park performance is part of the arts festival.

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Monday, June 3, 2019

pearlPRESENTS is the latest dance festival to pop up in Pittsburgh by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The inaugural edition of the pearlPRESENTS dance festival will bring seven days of programming to the New Hazlett Theater.   

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

5 must-see dance shows this summer by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

From classical ballet to cutting-edge contemporary dance, there's lots to see from early June through the dog days of August.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival turns 10 by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Workshops and performances will be held through Sunday at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty and The Alloy Studios in Friendship.

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Monday, May 6, 2019

No rest for weary dancers in PBT's 'The Sleeping Beauty' by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

While many people know its good-versus-evil tale, what audiences may not know is just how much goes into bringing this ballet to life. 

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Kiesha Lalama work is centerpiece of Point Park dancers' 2019-20 season by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A show spotlighting innovative women choreographers and masterworks by current and legendary artists are also highlights of the new season.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Bodiography's Maria Caruso knows what it's like to dance like Martha Graham by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Maria Caruso and Bodiography Contemporary Ballet dancers will perform “Steps in the Street” by Martha Graham at Byham Theater.

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Review: Attack Theatre takes audiences on a zany ride in 'The Rube Goldberg Variations' by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

You could call it a mix between the Hasbro board game Mousetrap and Hitchcock’s film “Rear Window,” minus the murder.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Attack Theatre brings together Goldberg cartoons, music in a search for understanding by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Attack Theatre pairs the zany world of cartoonist Rube Goldberg with the complexity of Bach’s famed “Goldberg Variations.”

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Pittsburgh Dance Council takes chances in its 50th anniversary season by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For its 2019-20 season, Pittsburgh Dance Council ventures beyond Byham Theater and into alternative spaces, including a church and a park.

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Grab your dancing shoes! It's time for Pittsburgh Dance Week 2019 by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dance classes and performances of all kinds will be held across the city Monday through April 14 as part of Pittsburgh Dance Week 2019.  

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Monday, March 18, 2019

A good problem for Pittsburgh: Too many dance shows, not enough nights by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Here’s a look at three Pittsburgh companies that will debut new shows this month and what went into the process.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Dance Theatre of Harlem, PBT are partners again by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

With diversity in dance a hot topic, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre collaborates with Dance Theatre of Harlem at the August Wilson Center.

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Paul Taylor's dance company returns to his hometown without him by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Choreographer Paul Taylor, who was born in Wilkinsburg, died in August at age 88 of renal failure.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019
Monday, February 4, 2019

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's new 'Great Gatsby' by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How do you turn a timeless American novel into a bold new ballet? PBT’s “Great Gatsby” has been a work in progress since late 2017.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Choreographer Yanis Marshall can teach anyone how to dance in heels by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Yanis Marshall rose to stardom on the TV show “Britain’s Got Talent.” He’ll hold two workshops and a Q&A at Millennium Dance Complex.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

10 who are raising the dance bar(re) in Pittsburgh in 2019 by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

2019 is already shaping up to be a dynamic one for dance across the city.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Point Park dancers plan first show in new Pittsburgh Playhouse by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The dance department’s winter concert will be the first official production on the PNC Theatre stage in the new Pittsburgh Playhouse.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Nutcrackers: Hip hop, circus tricks add spice to a holiday favorite by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Artists have helped “The Nutcracker” stand the test of time by staging their own unique interpretations of the beloved holiday tale.

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How 'The Nutcracker' came to be a beloved holiday ballet by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Before “The Nutcracker” was a beloved holiday ballet, it was a German fairy tale short on sugar plums.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Dancer Julia Erickson will take her final bow with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After 17 years with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Julia Erickson will exit the company after the “Mozart in Motion” program Oct. 26-28.

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5 things to know before you see Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's new show 'Mozart in Motion' by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gear up for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s latest mixed repertory program, “Mozart in Motion.”

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Get ready for a blockbuster season of dance this fall in Pittsburgh by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

From noteworthy premieres by global artists to must-see shows by the city’s own talent pool, there’s something for just about any palate.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

A Point Park student inspires new film about male bullying in ballet by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Male dancers with Pittsburgh connections share their experiences with bullying and how they rose above the haters.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Point Park ranks No. 5, just one spot behind Juilliard, in list of top college dance programs in the country by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The arts site lauded Point Park as “hands down the best college in the country that offers both a BA and BFA in dance.”

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Monday, June 4, 2018

Garfield Lemonius aims to lift Point Park's dance program to new heights by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It's not a stretch to say that what Carnegie Mellon University is to aspiring theater artists, Point Park University is becoming for professional dancers in the making. 

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Diversity, activism take center stage in Three Rivers Arts Festival dance lineup by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dance isn’t just people on the move — it also has the power to move people.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

'Escape Velocity' walks line between dance, circus show without a net by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Escape Velocity” promises to deliver dance, circus arts and an evocative narrative about a life in limbo. How it all comes together, though, is in the cards — a deck of tarot cards, t…

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