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9th annual newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival

KST Presents

May 18 - 19, 2018 | Please See Below

EVENT DETAILS
Friday – Saturday / May 18 – 19, 2018
See Festival Schedule Below :: Map

“The evening felt significantly more bold … with work that ranged from technical to theatrical and, in some cases, an impressive blend of both.” Coal Hill Review KST’s newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival shines a spotlight on contemporary dance and on new and established talent here and outside of the region. Launched in 2009, the festival plays a vital role in the local dance scene by fostering new works and connections and encouraging choreographers to take creative risks. Most of the works are new projects in development and/or are produced by early-career artists. Audiences get the opportunity to hear innovative voices while artists share their work with a rich peer network. The performances, artist talks, master classes and symposia are designed to expand the minds of participants as KST provides a platform for contemporary dance practices.

Past festivals have introduced new works by some of Pittsburgh’s favorite dance artists, including Sidra Bell (NYC), Kyle Abraham (NYC), Marjani Forté (NYC), Staycee Pearl (Pittsburgh), slowdanger (Pittsburgh), and many more.

 

 

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE 

GET A FESTIVAL PASS!
newMoves Full Festival Pass
Includes all festival performances, classes and workshops, conversations ands parties.

OR SELECT INDIVIDUAL TICKETS
Click the links below for individual event tickets.


Friday, May 11, 2018

Bill Shannon // Touch Update
8pm: 7pm doors and social mixer
Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Penn Avenue Creative Artist-in-Residence Bill Shannon premieres Touch Update, the culmination of a yearlong creative process with KST. Known for creating groundbreaking choreographies that explore the social constructions that surround disabled bodies, Shannon combines movement, wearable projection technology and video installation to explore the significant and often subtle implications of physical human contact in the digital era.


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Bill Shannon // Touch Update
8pm: 7pm doors and social mixer
Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Penn Avenue Creative Artist-in-Residence Bill Shannon premieres Touch Update, the culmination of a yearlong creative process with KST. Known for creating groundbreaking choreographies that explore the social constructions that surround disabled bodies, Shannon combines movement, wearable projection technology and video installation to explore the significant and often subtle implications of physical human contact in the digital era.


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Movement Workshop // Exhalation Dance Theater
4pm – 5pm
KST Alloy Studios

Join the students of Exhalations Dance Theatre as they explore and expose movement in its most simple form. In today’s society, turns and extensions seem to be the focus, but movement is the foundation of dance. Simplicity is key; it can be beautiful and challenging on its own without distractions.

This all-level workshop will challenge participants to explore connections to body, sound, and their environment. These connections will be used to play, investigate, and regenerate oneself.


Movement Workshop // Chris Babingui
5:30pm – 6:30pm
KST Alloy Studios

In this workshop, Chris Babingui explores the dance form of Ekongo. Iboga-Odzanga is the original name for Ekongo, which means warrior rites. Its origins derive from the Kouyous and Mbochis tribes. This dance is a traditional war dance of the Congo Basin, carried out before each battle to galvanize the fighters and awaken the spirits of the ancestors. Babingui will share the basic dance steps of Ekongo, movement, footwork and rhythm. Chris will demonstrate how the Ekongo movements have similarities in contemporary dance and will share how the movements merge and overlap.

This movement workshop is designed to test the physicality of dancers across skill levels. 


Festival Meet & Greet // A Conversation on Contemporary Dance in the Future
8pm
KST Alloy Studios

Join us for refreshments and a conversation about presenting artistic work led by newMoves festival choreographers. What makes dance unique in Pittsburgh? How does Pittsburgh value its artist? Learn what opportunities KST has for creative individuals. Share your stories and learn what opportunities the Kelly Strayhorn Theater has to offer.


Friday, May 18, 2018

Movement Workshop // Staycee Pearl Dance Project
11am – 12pm
KST Alloy Studios

Learn the movement techniques of Stacy Pearl Dance Project. Participants will begin with a progressive somatic warm up, moving into technical exploration, and  experience repertory phrases and development exercises specifically related to the creative process for sym.

This movement workshop is designed to test the physicality of dancers across skill levels. 


Movement Workshop // Ira Cambric
3pm – 4pm
KST Alloy Studios

This Hip Hop movement workshop is designed to test the physicality of dancers across skill levels. 


newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival // Program A
8pm: 7pm doors and social mixer
Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Featured Performers:

  • Jil Stifel
  • Chris Babingui
  • Exhalations Dance Theatre
  • Stacy Pearl Dance Project & Soy Sos
  • Nick Daniels 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Movement Workshop // Shamel Pitts
11am – 12pm
KST Alloy Studios

This movement workshop is designed to test the physicality of dancers across skill levels. 


Movement Workshop // Jamal Jackson
1pm – 2pm
KST Alloy Studios

This movement workshop is designed to test the physicality of dancers across skill levels. 


Movement Workshop // Nick Daniels
3pm – 4pm
KST Alloy Studios

Nick M. Daniels will lead this repertory workshop that delves into the artistic practices of The Dana Movement Ensemble. Daniels looks to explore choreographic styles that incorporate contemporary, modern, and traditional butoh. Participants will engage in African movements and gestures based on pure raw emotion and musicality.

This movement workshop is designed to test the physicality of dancers across skill levels. 


newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival // Program B
8pm: 7pm doors and social mixer
Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Featured Performers:

  • Jamal Jackson
  • Ira Cambric
  • Joan Wagman
  • Moriah Ella Mason
  • Shamel Pitts

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Pay What Makes You Happy! Tickets for this event are available at any price. Simply choose the level that makes you happy—or name your own! All seats are general admission.

 

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