Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre begins moving up to the majors with ‘Beauty and the Beast’ 

By Steve Sucato In his 18 years as Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre‘s artistic director, Terrence Orr has seen the company through myriad ups and downs. They ranged from rough financial periods and a Pittsburgh Musicians Union labor dispute, in 2005, to onstage triumphs, including the first-ever sensory-friendly production of The Nutcracker and the recent expansion of PBT’s Strip District facility. In its 45th season, Orr feels, … Continue reading Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre begins moving up to the majors with ‘Beauty and the Beast’ 

Neuroscience and the Age of Enlightenment come together in Wayne McGregor/Random Dance’s ‘Far’

By Steve Sucato Dancemakers have always sought to take the art form in new directions. Developing new techniques and styles, pushing the boundaries of what is considered dance … and even, in recent decades, beginning to view dance as “creative science.” Choreographer Elizabeth Streb, for instance, has worked with engineers at MIT to find new ways of testing the human body’s physical limitations, while choreographer … Continue reading Neuroscience and the Age of Enlightenment come together in Wayne McGregor/Random Dance’s ‘Far’