PERFORMANCES: UNDER CONSTRUCTION
MAR. 6-7 – BODIOGRAPHY. Maria Caruso choreographs Snowflakes in the Cemetery, a contemporary installation written and composed by Carnegie Mellon junior Theo Teris, with video backdrop directed by MacKenzie Bates. Inspired by the Columbia and Steubenville rape cases, it deals with the issue of violence that women face in college. CMU’s Kresge Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free.
MAR. 7 – JASMINE HEARN. Called blackmermaid birthstrong, this is jasmine’s birthday show and dance party. Brillobox, 9 p.m. dance performance, 10 p.m. “we all dance.” $10 Admission; $5 Dance Party Only.
MAR. 8 – BOLSHOI BALLET. See Romeo and Juliet presented live on screen at 12:55 p.m. Cinemark Monroeville Mall 12 and XD and Cinemark Robinson Township. Adult: $18; Senior/Student $17; Children, $16. Click on Bolshoi.
MAR. 14 – SWAN DAY PITTSBURGH 2015. It all means Support Women Artists Now and that’s ‘nut said. Twentieth Century Club, 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 on Showclix; $30 at the door; $10 with a valid student ID.
MAR. 14 – SECOND SATURDAY. The Pillow Project begins 2015 with another evening-long improvisation featuring Slowdanger. Come and share a genuinely jazzed spirit! The Space Upstairs, 8-midnight. Tickets: $10 suggested, at the door.
MAR. 19 – THE ROYAL BALLET. Fathom Events presents The Royal’s production of Swan Lake, starring Zenaida Yanowsky and Nehemiah Kish. Cinemark Monroeville Mall and XD, 7 p.m. Tickets: Adult, $18; Students/Seniors $17; Children $16.
MAR. 20 – GIA T. PRESENTS. Improvisation all the way around at Wood Street Galleries. 8 p.m. General Admission $20; Student/Artist/Senior $15.
MAR. 20 – SLOWDANGER. Anna Slowdanger Thompson and Taylor Slowdanger Knight have quietly (sort of) been doing their own thing, developing their own style, their reputation. This is memory 3: ALBUM RELEASE, which will feature their music, but will also include their movement as well. One of Pittsburgh’s up-and-coming power arts couples. Their friends will be there: percussionist PJ Roduto Runaway Studio, emcee moon baby, a film by Mario Ashlar, plus Jasmine Hearn, Rue Emmons-Apt, Roberta Guido, Connor Hestdalen, Rebekah Kuczma and others. Runaway Studio, 7 p.m. Donations appreciated.
MAR. 20-28 – STEIN l HOLUM PROJECT. The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents this one-woman physical theater show about boxer Dee Crosby, who was taken down in the prime of her career by an abusive husband. Seating on the stage with a live-action jumbotron brings her emotional journey to a peak, which should enhance a powerful performance. Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 20-21, 26-28 at 8 p.m. Tickets: General Admission $25; Senior $20; Student/15206 $15. Click on KST.
MAR. 20-22 – CONSERVATORY DANCE COMPANY. The annual showcase at the Byham Theater will feature Mark Morris’ Grand Duo, Lar Lubovitch’s Legend of Ten, Emery LeCrone’s Divergence and the premiere of Bennyroyce Royon’s Body Electric. Fri./Sat. at 8, Sat./Sun. at 2. Tickets: $18-20.
MAR. 20-22 – TEXTURE CONTEMPORARY BALLET. Texture concludes its fourth season wit Unleashed Emotion, which will contain a pair of premieres, both inspired by music. Alan Obuzor set his Eclipse to songs by Eva Cassidy while Kelsey Bartman’s Old Skin is set to a musical landscape that includes Olafur Arnalds and Patrick Wolf. Also on the program are several collaborations between the two: a reworked and expanded Jabber Bubble and a pair of duets — Another Story and Hydroplaning Flower. New Hazlett Theater, Fri.-Sat. at 8 and Sun. at 2 p.m. Tickets: $20 at Showclix.
MAR. 22 – JASMINE HEARN. Jasmine collaborates with Ayanah Moor in FLOW, a response to Long Distance, the 1982 collaboration between acclaimed artists Bill T. Jones and Keith Haring. PearlArts Studios, 7 p.m. Suggested donation: $10.
MAR. 25-29 – CORNINGWORKS. Beth Corning is back with a Glue Factory Project that introduces a memorable local family. Called at ONCE there was a HOUSE, she has invited Jackie Dempsey (Squonk Opera), John Gresh (veteran Pittsburgh actor), Tamr Rachelle Tolentino (former principal dancer, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre), Michele de la Reza (co-founder, Attack Theatre) and Yoav Kaddar (former dancer with Jose Limon, Pilobolus and Paul Taylor, and now director of the dance department at West Virginia University) to the Corning party this time. New Hazlett Theater, Wed. at 7, Thurs.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2. Tickets: General Admission $30; Senior/Student $25; VIP Tickets that includes the 5th Anniversary Birthday Bash on Fri. $50. Click on Glue.
MAR. 26-29 – FIREWALL DANCE THEATER. fireWALL presents a dynamic duo in Perspectives (as), which poses a number of questions: artificial or natural, private or public and more. Pittsburgh’s Elisa-Marie Alaio and Spain’s Carlotta Storelli bring it to life with original music by Ryan McMasters and Jan Hugo Sabaaye. off the Wall Theater in Carnegie, Thurs.-Sat. at 8, Sat.-Sun. at 3. Tickets: General Admission $25; Under 30 over 60/Season Ticket Holders $15; Groups $10; Students $5. off the WALL.
MAR. 27-28 – REED DANCE AND REFLECTIONS THEATRE CO-OP. Greer Reed is back with her company, this time in collaboration with Andrew D. Kelly Mime Ministry, Karla “Spirit-Lead” Payne, Deryck Tines and more — a combination of arts and faith. Alloy Studios, 7 p.m. Tickets: VIP $35 (Fri. only, including VIP reception); General Admission (Both Nights)$25. To reserve seats and/or questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAR. 28 – UNION TANGUERA. Pittsburgh Dance Council presents this French/Argentinian contemporary dance/tango group (a scintillating blend) in Nuit Blanche (Sleepless Night). Byham Theater, 8 p.m. Tickets: $19-55. 412-456-6666, PDC or Box Office at Theater Square.
APR. 2 – PEKING ACROBATS. Before there was Cirque du Soleil, there were the Peking Acrobats. Drawing upon 2000 years of traditional circus arts, this family-friendly show never ceases to amaze. Byham Theater, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15-35. Call 412-456-6666, visit the Box Office at Theater Square or go online at CulturalTrust.
APR. 7-12 – DIRTY DANCING. One of America’s all-time film favorites makes its way to the stage tapping those great ’60’s tunes and oh-so-familiar love story between Baby and Johnny. Benedum Center, times vary. Tickets: $28-82. Go online at Cultural Trust, call 412-456-6666 or visit the Box Office at Theater Square.
APR. 15 – 30 – THE PILLOW PROJECT. Pearlann Porter comes up with another intriguing concept in (a) Long Here. It’s all about time — the past, present and future happening all at once. She’s calling it “a most unusual durational installation,” running for 16 consecutive evenings at The Space Upstairs in Point Breeze. Doors open every evening 8-10 with a performance at 9 p.m. (video projection, live performance, chalk and more). Come once, come all. Exhibit passes available at the door, Student/$10; General $15.