In collaboration with XPrize, Thrival Innovation addresses, head on, the consequences of an artificial intelligence revolution—ranging from the effects on our day-to-day lives, to the impact on jobs and the economy, to the way government and lawmakers handle automation on a massive scale.
Providence-based National Poetry Slam competitor and emerging playwright Vatic Kuumba comes to KST to collaborate with two visionary Pittsburgh artists: vocalist and director of Groove Aesthetic, Anqwenique Wingfield; and visual artist, cultural agitator and BOOM Concepts co-founder D.S. Kinsel.
October 13 - 14
Ananya Dance Theater’s newest work takes its name from the Bengali work for “dark green,” and draws inspiration from the force that springs trodden grass back to life. In Shyamali: Sprouting Words, choreographer Ananya Chatterjea recognizes proactive dissent as a fuel for growth, and celebrates the courage of women who refuse to be broken, women who speak up, talk back, embody dissent and sustain their communities against injustice.
As KST’s current Penn Avenue Creative Artist-in-Residence, Bill Shannon offers an in-process showing and conversation about Touch Update, a multidisciplinary work that combines movement, wearable projection technology and video installation to explore the significant and often subtle implications of physical human contact in the digital era.
October 27 - 28
Led by revered dance artist Kadiatou Conte-Forte, Balafon West African Dance Ensemble is a Pittsburgh institution, one that combines intricate choreography and elaborate costumes with live music and song
Classes + Workshops
6p - 7:30p
Roland Ford, a 68 year old Pittsburgh native, has set Pittsburgh on fire with his high impact dance classes, enthusiasm, creative talent and energy. Roland motivates all age groups to stay in shape and have fun at the same time, with his line dancing and fitness classes.