Tickets & Events

Heinz Awards conversation w/ Ralph Lemon

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
1:00pm – 2:30pm / Kelly Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Ave

Presented by Heinz Family Foundation
Join the Heinz Family Foundation and PearArts Studios for a one-of-a-kind event with Ralph Lemon, hosted by noted choreographer Staycee Pearl.

A globally known artist, Mr. Lemon has been working at the forefront of contemporary dance for many years, and is known for integrating choreography of intense physicality and emotion with theater, drawing, film, writing and ethnography. He led the Ralph Lemon Dance Company from 1985 to 1995, after which he began constructing an unprecedented art/performance work, The Geography Trilogy, a decade-long anthropological and artistic inquiry into race, identity and spirituality.

Mr. Lemon has over the last decade constructed multimedia and performance pieces include Scaffold Room, Four Walls, and How Can You Stay in the House All Day and Not Go Anywhere?, and in 2018 served as the Josep Lluis Sert Practitioner at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University. He is currently the Sachs Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Visual Arts Mentor at Columbia University School of the Arts.

A boxed lunch will be available pre-event. There is no registration fee to attend, but space is limited.



  • (Please call 412.497.5783 or email Jonathan Greene with any questions regarding the event)

For more information about the six recipients of the 23rd Heinz Awards, please visit