Festival highlights contemporary dance
Shana Simmons will present “Dancing Solo”
Photo by Rachel Neville
Exploration for performers and audiences alike is in store at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater's newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival, which will present a dozen new works or works-in-progress on Oct. 4 and 5.
Founded five years ago, the festival is part of the theater's nurturing attitude toward emerging choreographers and dancers. Kyle Abraham, who won a 2013 MacArthur Fundation genius award, had residencies and many performances at the Kelly Strayhorn earlier in his career.
Oct. 4 performances will include Shana Simmons' “Dancing Solo” set to music by Libby Larsen, which seeks to interpret through a solo clarinet what a dancer does on stage.
Oct. 5 performances will include Anthony Williams' “Back to Black,” which expresses and reflects on personal experiences of identity, color and the human condition.
The dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5 at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. Admission is $20, $25 for 15206 residents, $10 for students.
Details: 412-363-3000 or Kelly-strayhorn.org
— Mark Kanny
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