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Open Air: Staycee Pearl

Check out this exciting write-up by Dance Currents about Staycee Pearl and KST’s company in residence, PearlArts!

“[Kelly Strayhorn Theater] helped keep Pittsburgh honest (if not perfect), but still with its finger on the pulse of the future, and this program was a perfect example.”

“Choreographer Staycee Pearl is currently the artist-in-residence at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, which is a rarity in itself. Also a rarity: Staycee, a black artist, loomed large at PBT’s recent Open Air festival. It was a long time coming, but it proved that PBT was serious when it was one of the first American ballet companies to make a firm commitment to including blacks in their essentially European art form.”