Ronald K. Brown/Evidence brings 30th Anniversary Tour to Pittsburgh

By Steve Sucato Dance artists find inspiration just about anywhere, from fairy tales to world conflicts. But perhaps the most fertile area for inspiration is human relationships. For dancer/choreographer Ronald K. Brown, the death of close friend and mentor Sherrill Berryman Johnson from cancer, in 2010, and her memory inspired the positive messages behind the two works his company Ronald K. Brown/Evidence will perform Feb. … Continue reading Ronald K. Brown/Evidence brings 30th Anniversary Tour to Pittsburgh

A new dance work explores “post-blackness” and other aspects of identity

By Steve Sucato What does it mean to be black? For local choreographer Staycee Pearl, that question hit home when her dance works were questioned by others in the African-American community for not being “black enough.” In her latest work, “…on being …” to be premiered by her Staycee Pearl Dance Project at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater Feb. 22-23, Pearl looks at what it means to be … Continue reading A new dance work explores “post-blackness” and other aspects of identity