newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival 6

Experience new works from today’s most exciting local and visiting contemporary choreographers.

May 7–9, 2015

Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents three nights of exciting new contemporary work by young choreographers from Pittsburgh and around the country at the sixth annual newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival. This year’s newMoves features three programs of short works, two presentations of a special festival version of Super Nature by BodyCartography Project, plus a whole lot more.

You know it wouldn’t be a KST event if we limited it to just performances, and this year we’ve filled out newMoves with more workshops, and master classes than ever before. That means more opportunities for our newMoves artists to connect with our local and regional art communities, and more chances for audiences to experience and engage these inspiring dance makers.

Performances run May 7–9, 2015, with additional events starting Wednesday, May 6.
See complete schedule and details below.


2015 Festival Schedule

Wednesday, May 6


Thursday, May 7

  • Program A
    7p Mixer, 8p Show @ Kelly Strayhorn Theater
    Moriah Ella Mason, Alexandra Bodnarchuk, slowdanger, and Jamie Murphy


Friday, May 8

  • Program B
    6p Mixer, 7p Show @ Kelly Strayhorn Theater
    Jil Stifel, Joan Wagman, Maree ReMalia | merrygogo, Gia T.


Saturday, May 9

  • Program C
    8p Mixer, 9p Show @ Kelly Strayhorn Theater
    Anthony Williams, Elizabeth Atwell, Brady Sanders, Jean-Paul Weaver, and Megan Mazarick
  • Closing Night Dance Party
    10:30p @ Kelly Strayhorn Theater

2015 newMoves Artists

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

The presentation of BodyCartography – Super Nature was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Dorris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photo by Gene Pittman | Courtesy of BodyCartography Project

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