Here + Now
- Date: Mar 24 - Mar 27, 2022
- Venue: August Wilson African American Cultural Center
PBT’s revamped Here + Now brings cutting-edge voices in dance to the August Wilson African American Cultural Center. See the world premiere of SKIN + saltwater, created by local choreographer and 2019-2020 Season PBT Artist in Residence Staycee R. Pearl, sponsored by Arts, Equity, & Education Fund, and a new work by Aszure Barton, an internationally acclaimed choreographer who has been described as an innovator of form. Revisit the excitement of a new trio by award-winning choreographer Helen Pickett – first seen during PBT’s annual performance at Hartwood Acres – and experience the depth of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s intimate La Pluie and Gemma Bond’s expressive Depuis le Jour.
Check out exclusive filmed interviews featuring rehearsal footage with these phenomenal choreographers:
- Staycee Pearl (SKIN + saltwater)
- Aszure Barton (Bright progressions)
- Gemma Bond (Depuis le Jour) and
- Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (La Pluie)
Please review the August Wilson African American Cultural Center’s COVID-19 policies before attending the show. You can find up-to-date policies at aacc-awc.org/covid-19-policies.
Choreography: Staycee R. Pearl, Aszure Barton, Helen Pickett, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Gemma Bond
In partnership with the August Wilson African American Cultural Center
2019-2020 Season PBT Artist in Residence, Staycee Pearl, sponsored by:
Aszure Barton’s new work is sponsored by Elizabeth B. Yntema in support of female leadership and creativity in ballet.
- Thursday, March 24, 2022 – 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, March 25, 2022 – 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, March 26, 2022 – 2 p.m.
- Saturday, March 26, 2022 – 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, March 27, 2022 – 2 p.m.
Gain a deeper understanding of the ballets with these artist talks:
Virtual Preview | Monday, March 21 | 7 p.m.
Preview the performance with Three – 4,6,8 choreographer Helen Pickett and SKIN + saltwater choreographer Staycee Pearl. Live on Zoom. Register here! A link will be sent before the program on the 21st.
Director’s Cut | Thursday, March 24 | 6:30 p.m.
Join us on opening night to hear from creators for our three world premiere ballets: SKIN + saltwater choreographer Staycee Pearl, Three – 4,6,8 choreographer Helen Pickett and Bright progressions stager Tobin del Cuore. Registration requested – please click here to sign up!
Post-Show Q&A | Friday, March 25 | 9:15 p.m.
Join us after the performance for a Q & A with choreographer Helen Pickett, and dancers Jonathan Breight, Marisa Grywalski, Colin McCaslin and Diana Yohe. No registration necessary – just stay in the theater after the show. Feel free to move up to the front near the stage.
ViewPointe | Saturday, March 26 | 6:30 p.m.
Choreographer Helen Pickett and PBT Artistic Director Susan Jaffe discuss the choreographic process. Registration requested – please click here to sign up!
Learn more about the production in the Here + Now Audience Guide.
*Please note that programs at the theater are subject to change as Covid regulations are updated through the year.
Go behind the curtain in the Here + Now Audience Guide.