August 26 - 27
Since Exhalations Dance Theatre was founded in 2009, we have always been focused on the power of interpretation. With dance, one can perceive the position of an individual; and allow that consciousness to make a universal statement beyond the boundaries of language. T
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.
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
December 15 - 16
The culmination of a six-month, bi-city exchange, this evening of experimental and interdisciplinary dance performances explores our identities as constantly shifting states of being, of boundaries defined and refined by the spaces we inhabit.