PERFORMANCES: (IN PROGRESS)
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.
NOV. 7 – ROYAL BALLET OF CAMBODIA. There is a mesmerizing delicacy and attention to detail that sets this company, filled with 1,000 years of Cambodian art. Byham Theater, 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 -45; 412-456-6666, Trust Arts or Box Office at Theater Square.
NOV. 7 – STAYCEE PEARL. Staycee is the second recipient of a Homewood Artist Residency. She has been working with students from Westinghouse Academy and has produced M . e. : this hood, which is a multimedia installation documenting changes in Homewood at the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum, 5 p.m. Free.
NOV. 7-8- TANZTHEATER ANDRE KOSLOWSKI. The former Dance Alloy member has put his name on his singular company. It stands to reason though, because everything comes from his wickedly twisted perspective, born of German Expressionism and a sharply-defined lens on today’s world. This performance is called, appropriately, A Cantankerous Wiegenlied. Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 8 p.m., Pre-show Mixer at 7. Tickets: General Admission, $25; 15206 Resident, $20; Student/Artist, $15; Groups of 10+, $10. Click on Eventbrite.
NOV. 8 – 360 ALLSTARS. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents this urban extension of a circus, with a basketball freestyler, a BMX flatlander and master composer and deejay Gene Peterson. This group is from Australia and the Aussies have a truly different and imaginative circus tradition. Byham Theater, 8 p.m. Tickets: $25-45; 412-456-6666, Trust Arts or Box Office at Theater Square.
NOV. 14-15 – SHANA SIMMONS DANCE. Shana is calling her new work PASSENGER, an “ode” to a bird that at one time filled the skies, but fell into extinction in 1914. It flies at, where else?, the Aviary. Fri.-Sat. at 8 p.m. Tickets: $15-35. Click on www.brownpaperbagtickets.com.
NOV. 14-23 – CONSERVATORY DANCE COMPANY. It’s time for the Contemporary Choreographers program, which will include former North Carolina Dance Theater member and musician David Morse, Ronen Koresh, artistic director of Philadelphia’s Koresh Dance Company, Troy Powell, artistic director of Ailey II and Point Park alumnus Luke Murphy. George Rowland White Performance Studio, Fri.-Sat. at 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. at 2 p.m. Tickets: $18-20, click on PPU.
NOV. 21-22 – BODIOGRAPHY. La Roche College sponsors Bodiography’s Multiplicity concert, featuring not only choreography by company members, but guest artists like Greer Reed, director of REED DANCE and Christian Weimer, professor at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. Byham Theater, 8 p.m. Tickets: $20.75-35.75; click on Multiplicity.
NOV 22 – TEXTURE CONTEMPORARY BALLET. Texture returns with Works. In. Progress. (WIP) featuring founder Kelsey Bartman and local choreographers at Pittsburgh Dance Center, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets: $20, click on Texture.
NOV. 22 – TRIPLE THREAT PITTSBURGH. Carnegie Mellon University’s active hip hop scene sponsors this competition. Last year featured 25 crews from around the region for a top prize of $300. Carnegie Mellon University Center, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6. Admission: $5 Spectators, $10 Battler. Children under 10 free with an adult.