Legendary dancer Carmen De Lavallade visits with her one-woman show

By Steve Sucato Pittsburgh dance audiences are treated to a host of great performances annually from new and established artists, some with global renown. Rarer are visits by living legends. Dancer, choreographer and actress Carmen De Lavallade qualifies. De Lavallade brings her acclaimed new one-woman show, As I Remember It, to the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater for two shows this week. The Pittsburgh premiere of the intimate, hour-long … Continue reading Legendary dancer Carmen De Lavallade visits with her one-woman show

Asase Yaa African-American Dance Theatre to tell uplifting story in ‘Drum Love’

By Steve Sucato Song, music, dance and the richness of the African diaspora come together in Asase Yaa African-American Dance Theatre‘s ballet of Drum Love, presented by Kente Arts Alliance, at the North Side’s New Hazlett Theater. With Drum Love, the Brooklyn-based troupe will make its Pittsburgh debut, having performed around the world including in Japan, Korea, France, Iceland, Ghana, Guinea and the Netherlands. Asase Yaa has also appeared at … Continue reading Asase Yaa African-American Dance Theatre to tell uplifting story in ‘Drum Love’