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newMoves, Contemporary Dance Festival

KST Presents

newMoves is KST’s annual contemporary dance festival that presents Pittsburgh based artists alongside their national peers! For 2020 newMoves focuses on dance and social justice, presenting the world premiere of TRANSMISSION by the artistic collective Propelled Animals on Friday and Saturday, May 15 & 16. The festival kicks off with a showcase of Pittsburgh based artists working with dance to inspire and ignite social change on Thursday, March 14. 

More details about the Pittsburgh Artist Showcase including the application can be found here.
Applications are due Tuesday, March 17 at 11:59pm. 

Photo by Karla Conrad.


newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival 2020 Lineup

Propelled Animals
TRANSMISSION

Friday & Saturday, May 15 & 16
7:15 Procession
8:00pm Performance

Kelly Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Ave

Pay What Makes You Happy!

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TRANSMISSION is a site adaptive work centered on art as social action and ritual as performance. Through kinesthetic, sonic, visual, and aural experiences the collective, Propelled Animals, offers a restorative space to counter traumas inflicted by systemic injustice. Propelled Animals is a collective of artists, dancers, scholars, musicians, and designers, bringing communities together for performances that honor nature, foreground radical tenderness, and deliver strategies for self-empowerment. Propelled Animals creative team includes: Esther Baker-Tarpaga (Philadelphia), Barber (Detroit), Heidi Wiren Bartlett (Pittsburgh), Papa (Ouagadougou), Dr. Courtney Jones (Boca Raton), and Dr. Raquel Monroe (Chicago).

TRANSMISSION is made possible with support from The MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support is provided by the National Performance Network.

Photo by Karla Conrad.


Propelled Animals
Site + Listen + Action 

Saturday, May 16
9:00am Lobby Opens
10:00am Workshop

KST’s Alloy Studios
5530 Penn Ave. 15205

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This workshop is for artists of all backgrounds and disciplines – dancers, visual artists, activists, filmmakers, musicians, etc. – who are interested in expanding their practice through Propelled Animals’ site-responsive process. Creatives at all levels, of all abilities are invited to discover the collective’s interdisciplinary approach to problem solving. The workshop will begin with a grounding exercise that leads into a physical warm-up. Nature permitting we will take the practice outdoors so please dress accordingly. Wear comfortable shoes that you can move in and bring water.

TRANSMISSION is made possible with support from The MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support is provided by the National Performance Network.


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