Experience the inspirational stories of several diverse dancers who confronted the barriers of racism, exclusion and unequal opportunity in the pursuit of their ballet careers. Learn more about the film here.
From the music of Brahms, James Brown and Billy Strayhorn to the choreography of Glen Tetley, Dwight Rhoden and Robert Garland, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Dance Theatre of Harlem are joining forces to celebrate the diversity of dance talent and styles in American ballet. Tickets are going fast, but there are still tons of exciting ways to take part in this first-time collaboration:
Private Performance & Preview Party
6 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017 // August Wilson Center
Join us for pre-show festivities and a private performance, then eat, drink, and dance the night away with PBT and DTH artists. Best of all, your ticket supports PBT’s Community Youth Scholarship program, which provides need-based training scholarships to talented young dancers. Buy tickets here.
Save your Seat
Experience five works and two premier companies with one ticket! Seats are very limited; snag yours before it’s too late!
Friday, March, 17 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 18 – 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 19 – 2 p.m.
Thursday, March 23 – 7 p.m. BEST AVAILABILITY
Friday, March 24 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 25 – 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 25 – 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 26 – 2 p.m.
Connect with the Artists
Screening of Black Ballerina
2 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017 // Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s Alloy School
Experience the inspirational stories of several diverse dancers who confronted the barriers of racism, exclusion and unequal opportunity in the pursuit of their ballet careers.Free and open to the public. Register here.
Panel Discussion: Diversity in Ballet
4:45 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2017 // August Wilson Center
Join dancers and artistic directors for a thought-provoking discussion on the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the art of ballet. Free and open to the public. Register here.
Meet the Artists: The Story of Our Collaboration
Try out simple ballet steps, meet ballet dancers from both companies and learn the story of this exciting cross-company collaboration. Perfect for kids and families. Free and open to the public.
Session I: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Homewood // Register here.
Session II: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny // Register here.
Informance: Discussion & Demonstration
Explore the training and technique of classical ballet through engaging commentary and dancing by DTH and PBT artists. The program includes repertory excerpts, an audience engagement activity and a Q&A session. Free and open to the public.
Session I: 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Point Park University’s George Rowland White Performance Studio // Register here.
Session II: 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017
University of Pittsburgh Alumni Hall // Register here.
PBT Connects @ the Theater
Join artistic directors Virginia Johnson (DTH) and Terrence S. Orr (PBT) for a series of pre-and post-performance discussions at the August Wilson Center. Free and open to performance patrons. Learn more here in the theater programs tab.
Support Studio Collaborations
Throughout the residency, PBT and DTH artists will connect with local students and dancers through a series of master classes and demos presented in partnership with the following organizations: Boys and Girls Club, CAPA, Hill Dance Academy, Hope Academy, Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s Alloy School, Orange Arrow, PearlArts Studios, Point Park University and the University of Pittsburgh. Lend your support to these important educational opportunities here.
In collaboration with Pittsburgh Dance Council and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Made possible with support from BNY Mellon; Richard King Mellon Foundation; Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust; The Benter Foundation; Richard E. Rauh; Point Park University; University of Pittsburgh; Mr. Edwin H. Beachler III; Mr. & Mrs. Tom Hotopp; Ms. Mary McKinney & Mr. Mark Flaherty; Mr. & Mrs. Chris Fleischner; Mr. & Mrs. Mark Popovich; Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Todd; Ms. Lois A. Wholey and Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P.