Light In the Dark
- Date: Oct 27 - Oct 29, 2023
- Venue: Byham Theater
Choreography: Jennifer Archibald, Sasha Janes, Barak Marshall and Anabelle Lopez Ochoa | Music: Samuel Barber, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Our season opener reveals powerful stories of tragedy, hope and human connection. Jennifer Archibald’s world premiere, Sounds of the Sun, celebrates the life of Florence Waren, a Jewish dancer who worked with the French Resistance during World War II, and features a treasured instrument from the Violins of Hope exhibit played live onstage by a PBT Orchestra musician. The dynamic program also includes Loss by Sasha Janes, Lacrimosa by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and the company premiere of Monger by Barak Marshall.
Sounds of the Sun is presented in partnership with Violins of Hope Greater Pittsburgh.
Artist: Jessica McCann | Photography: Rieder Photography
Watch Preview Video
Friday, October 27, 2023 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 28, 2023 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 29, 2023 – 2:00 PM
Join us online to learn about the production before you head to the theater! Stay tuned for date and more information!
At the Theatre
Expand your experience at the ballet with these free PBT Education programs, open to all ticket holders.
Performance Preview | Saturday, Oct. 28 | 6:30 – 7 p.m.
Choreographers discuss their works and take your questions.
Artist Q&A | Saturday, Oct. 28 | after the performance
PBT artists talk about their roles in the performance, working with the choreographers, and the journey of preparing for a production.
Curtain Up! | Sunday, Oct. 29 | 1 p.m.
Join us for this special opportunity to talk with Rachel Stegeman, PBT Orchestra’s 1st Violin co-leader and Adjunct Professor of Strings, Mary Pappert School Of Music, Duquesne University, about her performance in Sounds of the Sun. The violin is one of the featured instruments in the Violins of Hope project and exhibition. This program begins with the audience observing 15 minutes of company class on stage.
We’ll be in the Orchestra level (first floor) of the theater; no registration needed for these programs.