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Thursday, September 12, 2019

10 dance groups and artists making a splash on stage this season by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

There’s always lots to do and see this time of year, but this time around, it seems like there are even more dance shows than ever before. 

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Why did dance take a big step in Pittsburgh 50 years ago? by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

What exactly was happening in Pittsburgh's cultural landscape in 1969 that sparked the creation of two of its biggest forces in dance?

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Pittsburgh dance community scolds 'Good Morning America' anchor Lara Spencer for Prince George ballet joke by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lara Spencer’s comments have prompted an eruption of criticism on social media, including from those with ties to Pittsburgh’s dance scene.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

CMU professor, slowdanger create dance you can feel by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Slowdanger has been on a mission to develop a multi-sensory dance experience that can be seen, heard and, yes, touched.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

New dance show explores what it means to be queer and Jewish by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Queer, Jewish,” which premieres Thursday, is the latest evening-length work by Pittsburgh-based choreographer Moriah Ella Mason. 

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Longtime PBT principal Luca Sbrizzi to take final bow this fall by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

His final performance will be in “Giselle” with the PBT orchestra, which will open the company’s 50th anniversary season in October. 

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

DanceAfrica keeping vision of founder 'Baba Chuck' alive by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This spring marked two years since DanceAfrica’s founding father died at age 80, but his mission lives on through the annual event. 

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Texture Contemporary Ballet is 'Flying & Falling' into new season by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

While many dance companies take a break during the summer, Texture Contemporary Ballet is about to open its 2019-20 season.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The Blanket will dance 'Yolk & Grove' at Carrie Furnaces by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Blanket has enlisted New York City choreographer Beth Gill to create a mashup of dance works to be presented in the Carrie Furnaces.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

FireWALL Dance Theater plays mind, video games in 'Error' by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Don’t expect a piece that deals with depression to be, well, depressing, thanks to animation and a funky, gamer-inspired soundscape.

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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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