Dance Beat: PPU, Gia T

.PPU in 2013. Point Park University offered an unfinished look at its upcoming season. The big news is that longtime faculty member Nicolas Petrov will be ending his tenure at PPU with a production of Romeo and Juliet, a work that he choreographed over 40 years ago and used while artistic and founding director with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. The Prokofiev ballet will run at the Pittsburgh Playhouse Dec. 10-15 in the Rockwell Theatre. Also on tap will be the Student Choreography Project, Oct. 4-6, George Roland White Performance Studio; Contemporary Choreographers (with rising contemporary choreographers, line-up TBD) GRW Performance Studio; Conservatory Dance Company at Point Park University, featuring Doug Bentz, Kiesha Lalama, Garfield Lemonius, Peter Merz and Ron Tassone, GRW Performance Studio, Feb. 21-Mar. 2; Conservatory Dance Company at the Byham Theater (with established choreographers, line-up TBD) Apr. 17-19 and Point Park Connections, spotlighting PPU’s adjunct dance faculty in original work, GRW Performance Studio, Apr. 25-27. Subscriptions can be purchased now for $72 (35 percent off). (Buy three subscriptions and get a fourth free!) 412-392-8000 or Single tickets, $18-20, will be available for purchase Mon,. Aug. 19

NYC CONNECTION. Gia T. Cacalano has announced that Philadelphia artist and friend Wendell Cooper showcased “bodied” at New York City’s innovative venue, La Mama. You might remember that the work premiered in Pittsburgh, along with Gia’s “The Property” at Wood Street Galleries, just before they took off for England.


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