Festivals

newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival

newMoves13-festivalExperience new works from today’s most exciting local and visiting contemporary choreographers.

October 3–5, 2013

This October, Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents three nights of exciting new work by young choreographers from Pittsburgh and around the country at the 2013 newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival. Performances run October 3–5, with special events beginning October 2.

Meet the Artists Join us for lunch with the festival artists and visits to local dance studios each day —both free with your Festival Pass. It’s your chance to go behind the scenes and meet the artists from Pittsburgh and beyond!

Featured choreography from past festivals have included anonymous bodies, August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble, Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project, BLOOM! Dance Collective, Gia T. Cacalano, Marjani Forte, Jasmine Hearn, idiosynCrazy Productions, Jaamil Kosoko, André Koslowski, Simone Sobers,  and STAYCEE PEARL dance project.

2013 Festival Schedule

Wednesday, 10.2

  • SIDRA BELL | Contemporary Systems Workshop
    10:00a–1:00p @ The Alloy Studios (downstairs) :: Investigative tactics and improvisatory explorations are used to instigate an artist’s imagination and intellect to find a greater sense of freedom within the movement vocabulary. Throughout the workshop the phrase work from Sidra Bell Dance New York is introduced and then immediately destroyed, dissected, and deconstructed. These frameworks challenge the dancers to investigate an extreme sense of physicality, specificity, complexity, and task opening the mind to possibility.  sidrabelldanceny.org/workshops.html

 

Thursday, 10.3

newMoves – Program A

7:30p–9:00p @ KST Mainstage

Marýa Wethers, Abigail Zbikowski, Annalee Traylor, Megan Mazarick, Staycee Pearl

Other Events
  • Sidra Bell | Contemporary Systems Workshop :: 10:00a–1:00p @ The Alloy Studios (downstairs)
    Investigative tactics and improvisatory explorations are used to instigate an artist’s imagination and intellect to find a greater sense of freedom within the movement vocabulary. Throughout the workshop the phrase work from Sidra Bell Dance New York is introduced and then immediately destroyed, dissected, and deconstructed. These frameworks challenge the dancers to investigate an extreme sense of physicality, specificity, complexity, and task opening the mind to possibility. sidrabelldanceny.org/workshops.html
  • Artist Lunch + Talk :: 12:00p–1:30p @ KST Lobby
    Free, open to all Festival Pass holders. Pre-Registration required: e-mail jackie@kelly-strayhorn.org
  • Pre-Show Mixer :: 6:30p–7:30p @ KST Lobby
    Enjoy cocktails in the lobby starting one hour before show time. After the show, stick around for a post-show discussion, or even a dance party in the lobby.

 

Friday 10.4

newMoves – Program B

7:30p–9:00p @ KST Mainstage

Gia T. Cacalano, Katie Rose McLaughlin, Shana Simmons, Samantha Spies, Mana Kawamura, Andre Koslowski

Other Events
  • AUDITIONS: Pennsylvania Dance Theatre :: 10:00a–12:00p @ The Alloy Studios (downstairs)
    Founded in 1979, Pennsylvania Dance Theatre (PDT) has earned a reputation for staging intense dance theater works that are challenging and thought-provoking. Under the direction of German-born choreographer Andre Koslowski, the company has performed on national and international stages, and has brought to central Pennsylvania the type of powerful, progressive dance experience enjoyed by audiences in cultural centers like New York City and Berlin. pdtdance.org
  • Artist Lunch + Talk :: 12:00p–1:30p @ KST Lobby
    Free, open to all Festival Pass holders. Pre-Registration required: e-mail jackie@kelly-strayhorn.org
  • SITE VISIT: Attack Theatre :: 2:30p–3:30p @ 2425 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh 15222
    Free, open to the publicAttack Theatre has been making personal and collaborative dance performances for 19 years. Based in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District neighborhood, their interdisciplinary productions have toured throughout the US, Europe and Asia – including the Avignon Festival, the 7th Next Wave Dance Festival/Japan, Indonesia Arts Festival, Monaco Danses Forum, the Spoleto Festival, the Broadway production of “Squonk,” and over two dozen operas and symphonies worldwide. attacktheatre.com
  • Pre-Show Mixer :: 6:30p–7:30p @ KST Lobby
    Enjoy cocktails in the lobby starting one hour before show time. After the show, stick around for a post-show discussion, or even a dance party in the lobby.
  • Site Visit & After party: The Pillow Project :: 10:00p–12:00a @ The Space Upstairs, 214 N Lexington Street, Pgh 15208
    The Pillow Project is a band of artists who create, perform and share their work out of The Space Upstairs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The artists involved are passionate jazz experimentalists who are driven to develop a new idea in physical movement and public performances and happenings. www.pillowproject.org

 

Saturday 10.5

newMoves – Program C

7:30p–9:00p @ KST Mainstage

Alexandra Bodnarchuk, Anthony Williams, Jasmine Hearn, devynn emory, Gierre Godley, Greer Reed.

Other Events
  • Artist Lunch + Talk :: 12:00p–1:30p @ KST Lobby
    Free, open to all Festival Pass holders. Pre-Registration required: e-mail jackie@kelly-strayhorn.org
  • Treading art Roaming Dance Party :: 12:00p–4:00p @ Penn Ave at Highland Avenue
    treadingart.com
  • group :: 1:00p–2:30p & 5:00p–6:30p @ The Alloy Studios (downstairs)
    Free, pre-registration required: iamgroup.me/register

    KST co-presents group in partnership with VIA Festival. group is an interactive performance that draws upon conventions of group therapy and contemporary performance.
  • Site visit: PearlArts Studio :: 2:30p–3:30p @ 201 N. Braddock Avenue
    PearlArts Studios is a unique private art space shared with the public through artist residencies, rehearsal rentals, informal showings, and short term movement and art workshops. PearlArts Studios is the home of STAYCEE PEARL dance project, a contemporary dance organization that exists to interpret and mirror culture and community. pearlartsstudios.com
  • Pre-Show Mixer :: 6:30p–7:30p @ KST Lobby
    Enjoy cocktails in the lobby starting one hour before show time. After the show, stick around for a post-show discussion, or even a dance party in the lobby.
  • Festival Closing Party :: 10:00p–12:00a @ KST Lobby
    Free, open to Program C ticket-holders

Tickets

newMoves
  • General – $20 Program A, B, or C
  • 15206 Resident – $15 Program A, B, or C
  • Student/Artist – $10 Program A, B, or C
  • Festival Pass – $45

Each evening Program is ticketed separately. Program tickets and Festival Passes are available via the links below:

BUY NOW | Program A
BUY NOW | Program B
BUY NOW | Program C

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Photo by Nick Fancher | Courtesy of Abigail Zbikowski