TribLIVE

| AandE

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Festival highlights contemporary dance

Rachel Neville
Shana Simmons will present “Dancing Solo”

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, 7:14 p.m.
 

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

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. In reworking contract, Steelers WR Brown gets hefty pay raise
  2. Steelers trying to get missing defensive pieces on field
  3. Cole struggles as Brewers continue Miller mastery over Pirates
  4. Steelers running back eager to prove he can help bridge gap to Bell
  5. 22-month-old boy shot, killed in North Side; stepfather charged
  6. Western Pa. played role, was transformed by victory in World War II
  7. Student violinist,Valley School of Ligonier reach settlement
  8. Allegheny County CYF worker arrested on child pornography charges
  9. Youngstown State looking for repeat performance against Pitt
  10. Alleged Mon Valley heroin trafficker arrested
  11. Pirates notebook: 6 September call-ups include first-timer Diaz