Dance Beat: KST, PBT

TEASING. Kelly Strayhorn Theater has issued a teaser for what promises to be another terrific newMoves Dance Festival May 10-12. Janera Solomon revealed one company, called BLOOM! Dance Collective. It’s a Hungarian group that will offer the Pittsburgh premiere of CITY, which won the Rudolph Laban Award for best choreographic work in 2010. BLOOM!  will be part of a three-city tour, which will include NYC and Philadelphia. In addition there will be a dance symposium at Dance Alloy Studios on Thursday and Friday bringing leaders and innovators from around the country for panel discussions and workshops. Guests will include Pittsburgh native Kyle Abraham, Reggie Wilson (Fist & Heal Performance Group and a favorite of NY Times critics), Ben Pryor (Producing Director, tbspMGMT), Sara Nash (National Dance Project) and Marya Wethers (New York Live Arts), among others.

SHALOM! Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will head to Israel in August to participate in the Karmiel Dance Festival, which hosts some 5,000 dancers from Israel and abroad and attracts more than 300,000 visitors. The official announcement will take place at JFest on Apr. 26 when PBT will perform.

MORE KST. Pearlann Porter and Attack Theatre music director and fab cellist, Dave Eggar, will be part of the Kelly Strayhorn’s Hear/Now Festival of New Sound Apr. 13-14. 82 musicians. 30 composers. 3 venues. Click on KST.

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