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Dance Beat: KST, Kimono, Freak

HAPPY. It was a monumental birthday, the Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s 100th, and KST sponsored a cocktail party by some of the singular individuals who helped to make it the adventurous arts establishment and community center that it is today. 340 more words

Dance

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

Documentaries

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

Dance