Pittsburgh Ballet Theater makes 'Uncommon' debut at Wilson Center - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater made its debut last week at the August Wilson Center with a program fittingly called "Uncommon." In presenting three non-narrative ballets by three outstanding choreographers in chronological order, the last a world premiere, the program offered convincing evidence of an art form progressing.\n\nThe performance began with Dennis Nahat's "Brahms' Quintet," which was first performed in 1969 by American Ballet Theatre in New York City. Johannes Brahms is an uncommon choice for a ballet composer. Although he wrote many Hungarian dances and waltzes, his rhythms are usually more subtle and varying than typical for dance. Nahat fell in love with Brahms' String Quintet No. 2 in G minor accidentally, by putting on the wrong side of an LP record.\n