PERFORMANCES: (IN PROGRESS)
SEPT. 25 – SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY. It’s a great way to start off the year at SRU. 60×60 is an experimental dance and film concert, where there will be 60 second dances to 60 music compositions along with original video by SRU art majors. West Gym Dance Studio, 6 and 8 p.m. Suggested donation: $2 at the door.
SEPT. 26-28 – TEXTURE CONTEMPORARY BALLET. Texture moves to the Kelly Strayhorn Theater for Synergy, featuring choreographers Kelsey Bartman, Alan Obuzor, Erin Halloran, Oscar Carillo and Alexandra Tiso. Fri. and Sat. at 8, Sun. at 3 p.m. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Showclix.
SEPT. 27 – LIGHTLAB. This experimental artist collective will be a part of Pittsburgh Biennial 2014 at Carnegie Mellon University’s Miller Gallery. They will perform Three, with Maree Remalia/David Bernabo, Taylor Knight/Anna Thompson and Jil Stifel. 6-8:30 p.m.
OCT. 4 – ATTACK THEATRE. The Attackers open their season by conquering yet another new space, the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum at 7310 Frankstown Ave., and with a new work, Are You Still There?, where the company will remain connected despite barriers and dance through faded lines of communication. The premiere will also feature original live music by Ian Green, HutchSimonProject, Carl Black and Derek Bendel. Oct. 3-4, 7-8, 9-10, 8 p.m. Tickets: Advance $30; Students/Teachers/Seniors $20; 15208 Residents $10; At the Door, $40. Showclix or 1.888.71.TICKETS.
OCT. 4 – POINT PARK UNIVERSITY. Point Park’s dance calendar begins with a full-fledged Student Choreography project, the product of a new program where students get class credit and real studio time for their works. We’ll see the results at George Rowland White Performance Studio, Fri.-Sat. at 8, Sat.-Sun. at 2 p.m. Tickets: $18-20, PPU. FYI: There will be two different programs.
OCT. 5 – SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY. The annual faculty and guest artist concert will feature Helanius Wilkins and Alexandre Munz. Butler County Community College’s Succop Theater, 2 and 6:30 p.m. General Admission, $10; Students $5. At the door.
OCT. 10-11 – FLEUR D’ORANGE l HIND BENALI. Moroccan choreographer Benali explores her personal personal past and African roots in the Pittsburgh premiere of Identity. The Alloy Studios, 8 p.m. Tickets: General Admission $25, 15206 Resident $20, Student/Artist $15, Groups of 10+ $10. Click on KST.
OCT. 11 – ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET. Selected as the opener for the Pittsburgh Dance Council season, Aspen Santa Fe is known for a hyper-current repertoire that boasts young choreographic talent, this time featuring Square None, the group’s first commission by rising rock star Norbert De La Cruz III, Beautiful Mistake by Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto and the latest work by company favorite Nicolo Fonte, Heart(s)pace. Byham Theater, 8 p.m. Tickets: $19-55; call 412-456-6666, visit the Box Office at Theater Square or click on PDC.
OCT. 11 – BODIOGRAPHY. Maria Caruso collaborates with Westmoreland Choral Society and Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra in the premiere of Féte des Lumières (Festival of Light), set to music by Gabriel Fauré, at the Seton Hill Performing Arts Center in Greensburg. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Adults $36; Children $16. Click on Bodiography.
OCT. 11 – MORIAH ELLA MASON. Moriah’s premiere, Contained, for the New Hazlett Theatre’s Community Supported Artist (CSA) series is inspired by the “strange assortment of creatures found in natural history museums.” Watch dancers evolve from insects to animals, humans to monsters and more. Untamed. 8 p.m. Tickets: $20. Click on CSA.
OCT. 11 – SECOND SATURDAYS. Spontaneity springs eternal with The Pillow Project at The Space Upstairs. 8 p.m. to midnight. $10 at the door.
OCT. 12 – SUNDAY SERIES@POINTBREEZEWAY. River City Arts Management concludes its fall series at the charmingly intimate space, PointBreezeway, with Gia T. and STAYCEE PEARL dance project. 2 p.m. Tickets: $10 at the door. Bonus — Everyday’s a Sundae will be on hand making sundaes for purchase.
OCT. 17 – ANTHONY WILLIAMS. The Kelly Strayhorn’s Fresh Works @ The Alloy Studios continues with Anthony Williams, who has chosen Loving Black, a dance essay on the “complicated love between African American men” as his subject. 8 p.m. Tickets: General Admission $15, Artist/Student/15206 Resident $10. Click on KST.
OCT. 24-26 – PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE. The season opening belongs to the ultimate classical full-length, The Sleeping Beauty. Benedum Cneter, Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 2 p.m. Tickets: $27-112; 412-456-6666, Box Office at Theater Square or click on PBT.
OCT. 25 – RENEE DANIELLE SMITH. Renee is initiating the Pittsburgh Dance Junction Vol. 1, featuring a collection of local dance artists and culminating with Belong Here, her own work-in-progress. Pittsburgh Dance Center, 8 p.m. Tickets: TBA.
OCT. 26 – BOLSHOI BALLET. A live showing of Middle Eastern-inspired The Legend of Love, choreographed by Yuri Grigorivich. Cinemark Monroeville Mall, 12:55 p.m. Tickets: $16-18; Regal Morgantown Stadium 12, 12:55 p.m. Tickets: $15 and 18.
OCT. 29 – SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. Winner Ricky Ubeda and friends hit the Byham Theater stage with some of your favorite routines from Season 11. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: From $70.50 to a VIP package of $329.75. 412-456-6666, Trust Arts or Box Office at Theater Square.
NOV. 1 – MICHAEL CLARK COMPANY. The British dance icon and everlasting rebel finally makes it to Pittsburgh Dance Council in what promises to be an exhilarating work to the music of Iggy Pop and David Bowie, come, been and gone. ‘Nuf said. Byham Theater, 8 p.m. Tickets: $19-55; 412-456-6666, Trust Arts, or the Box Office at Theater Square.
NOV. 1 – POINTE IN TIME. Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s annual ball is A Fairytale Evening this year. Considered one of the top events city-wide, there’s not only plenty to eat and drink, but there is an overview of the 45th season to boot. For more info, click on Pointe.