Pittsburgh Ballet program mines inspirations from Johnny Cash to Auguste Rodin

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Alejandro Diaz in James Kudelka’s “The Man in Black.” Photo by Duane Rieder.

By Steve Sucato

Personal connections inform Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre artistic director Terrence S. Orr’s choice of works on the company’s Mixed Repertory #2 program, with four performances March 10-13 at the Byham Theater.

Orr says he chose Canadian choreographer James Kudelka’s “The Man in Black” partly because it is unique, but mostly because he is a fan of Kudelka. “I have known him for over 30 years and he is a very creative choreographer whose work takes off on different tangents,” says Orr.

Source: Pittsburgh Ballet program mines inspirations from Johnny Cash to Auguste Rodin

Steve Sucato is a former dancer turned arts writer/critic. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Dance Critics Association and Associate Editor of ExploreDance.com.