Dance work summons the memory of the passenger pigeon

By Steve Sucato Once they were the most populous bird in North America, accounting for a quarter of all birds. But in less than half a century, starting in the late 1800s, unabated commercial and sport hunting and habitat destruction reduced the passenger pigeon’s numbers from billions to none. Their extinction inspires Passenger, a new program by fledgling company Shana Simmons Dance, staged Nov. 14 … Continue reading Dance work summons the memory of the passenger pigeon

Annual Faculty Choreography Production Soars to New Heights

Conservatory Dance Company – At Point Park University George Rowland White Performance Studio  Pittsburgh, PA February 22, 2014 Reviewed by Steve Sucato Variety marks the Point Park University Conservatory Dance Company’s annual faculty choreography production. The program, whose six works ranged in style and subject matter from the crucifixion of Christ to a tribute to the late Bob Fosse, led with Keisha Lalama’s “All Together … Continue reading Annual Faculty Choreography Production Soars to New Heights