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A new dance work explores love and friendship between African-American men

By Steve Sucato

Beyond simply entertaining audiences, concert dance is an important means of self-expression for its creators and performers. Some artists employ dance as a forum to air their thoughts and feelings on issues important to them. 376 more words

Pittsburgh City Paper

Moroccan choreographer Hind Benali takes a journey of self-discovery in 'Identity'

By Steve Sucato

Moroccan-based dancer/choreographer Hind Benali’s new work, Identity, began as a solo journey of self-discovery after the deaths of her two grandmothers in the same year. 251 more words

Pittsburgh City Paper

Kelly Strayhorn Heads 'Under The Umbrella Tree' For Benefit Screening

Since 2000, Bright Kids Uganda has served as a sanctuary for displaced and orphaned children. On Oct. 12th, the Kelly Strayhorn Theater will host a fundraising event for the foundation with a screening of… 231 more words


Predation, victimization, art and rebirth in Mark Conway Thompson's 'Kimono'

By Steve Sucato

Predation is a theme that movement artist Mark Conway Thompson says he has been returning to in his works since 2007. “That has a lot to do with what I think is wrong with the world today,” says Thompson. 392 more words

Pittsburgh City Paper

On Stage: The Incomparable Carmen de Lavallade

When Kelly Strayhorn Theater executive director janera solomon stepped out onto the stage, she mentioned that the Pittsburgh landmark was celebrating its 100th anniversary. As a result of that, she talked about the process of finding the perfect opening for such a historic season. 588 more words


Stage Icon Honors Kelly Strayhorn Theater On Its 100th Anniversary

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Few performers can match the elegance and the grace of Carmen de Lavallede.

Dancer, actor, icon of the stage, she has brought her talents to Pittsburgh as the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty celebrates its 100th anniversary. 320 more words