The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces Pittsburgh Dance Council Spring 2021 Season

The 51st season begins in January 2021 and will hostContemporary Dance, U.S. and World Premieres and Outdoor Ice-Dancing Spectacle! The Pittsburgh Dance Council also announces Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater rescheduled performance date from the 50th anniversary 2019-2020 season! By Diana RothNow in its 51st season of presenting contemporary dance, the Pittsburgh Dance Council, a division of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is proud to continue this long-standing and distinguished support of … Continue reading The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces Pittsburgh Dance Council Spring 2021 Season

Zurich’s Zimmermann & de Perrot’s ‘Hans was Heiri’ makes U.S. premiere at Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts

By Steve Sucato Martin Zimmermann and Dimitri de Perrot say of their works, “We do everything very seriously, but take nothing seriously.” The award-winning duo’s Zurich-based Zimmermann & de Perrot combines circus arts, dance, theater and a whole lot of wackiness. The troupe makes its Pittsburgh debut with the U.S. premiere of Hans was Heiri, in three Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts shows at the August Wilson Center. On its website, the company describes … Continue reading Zurich’s Zimmermann & de Perrot’s ‘Hans was Heiri’ makes U.S. premiere at Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts

Montreal’s Compagnie Marie Chouinard stages U.S. premieres in Pittsburgh

By Steve Sucato Canadian choreographer Marie Chouinard says she has butterflies in her stomach over her latest work, “Gymnopédies.” That’s because when I spoke with her recently about the work that premiered in Lisbon, Portugal, this past June, she was still revising it. “I am sure it will turn out good, but my stomach doesn’t know that yet,” joked Chouinard, by phone from Montreal. With … Continue reading Montreal’s Compagnie Marie Chouinard stages U.S. premieres in Pittsburgh