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A Spontaneous Creation of Words, Jazz and Dance

City of Asylum (2018)

The Ellipses Condition Presents

Completely Out of Context

Saturday, April 28th
8:00 pm

Completely Out of Context is a site-specific performance created by The Ellipses Condition. Writers and poets will share original works accompanied by improvisational jazz musicians and dancers. Readers will also lend fresh meaning to books grabbed from the stacks around them, intoning their readings with intent inspired by the musicians and the dancers.

The Ellipses Condition

The Ellipses Condition is the partnered artistry of Pearlann Porter and John Lambert, sharing a commitment to the authentic translation of their inner thoughts and emotions into dance, music and words. Their improvisational performances blur the dynamics between movement, musicality and poetry, embodying the philosophy of ‘jazz as a verb’ lived in every aspect of being. Collaboratively they cultivate new audio/physical relationships, lending living bodies to intangible conversations.

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Free Tickets for Northsiders: Apart From Me

Apart From Me

Part of the CSA Performance Series
February 8th at 8:00 pm

Using a combination of touch sensors, soundscapes and wearable fabric sculptures, artists H. Gene Thompson, Arvid Tomayko, Anna Azizzy, and Ru Emmons create a language around the push and pull of human connection.

The performers activate their environment with embedded sensors that control the soundscape, taking the audience on an abstract journey of language through touch and separation.

You’re Invited

Thanks to the generous support of the Buhl Foundation, Northside residents and workers are invited to attend this performance for free. A limited number of tickets are available online, so reserve your seat today.

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Free Tickets for Northsiders: Boundless

Boundless

Presented by Texture Contemporary Ballet
September 29th – October 1st

Texture pushes the limits of movement, concept, and style in Boundless. Moving beyond the boundaries of the human body, creating deeper, yet enlightening works, and merging styles into one will be at the forefront of this dynamic and compelling show.

Guest choreographer Robert Poe, from St. Louis-based The Big Muddy Dance Company, brings to the performance his premiere, “Suspended Menagerie.” Contemplating the power of memories and the ability to look back upon them, he has crafted a beautiful and meaningful work.

Also being presented is a new ballet by Associate Artistic Director, Kelsey Bartman. Danced to the “Infra” music of Max Ritcher, the piece explores a journey that’s impactful, but swift. Rounding out the program is a new work by Artistic Director Alan Obuzor. The dancers, wearing various shoes, dance to a lively variety of music.

There will be Q&A sessions following the Friday and Saturday evening performances.

You’re Invited

Thanks to the generous support of the Buhl Foundation, Northside residents and workers are invited to attend this performance for free. A limited number of tickets are available online, so reserve your seat today.

Friday, September 29 at 8 PM Saturday, September 30 at 8 PM Sunday, October 1 at 2 PM

Free Tickets for Northsiders: Over Exposed

Over Exposed

Part of the New Hazlett CSA Performance Series
Thursday, April 6 | 8PM

The New Hazlett Theater Community Supported Art Performance Series continues its season on Thursday, April 6th at 8:00 pm with Lindsay Fisher.

What are the experiences that define a life? Over Exposed takes us on a hysterical, heart-wrenching journey of discovery. This is more than an evening of dance. This is a collection of the doubts, insecurities, everyday joys and small victories that make up one woman’s life, told and presented to you from inside.

These five choreographic works tackle themes of memory, loss, love and identity with a sprinkling of humor.

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Thanks to the generous support of the Buhl Foundation, Northside residents and workers are invited to attend this performance for free. A limited number of tickets are available online, so reserve your seat today.

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Pay-What-You-Can Tickets for Northsiders: Right of Way

Right of Way

Presented by CORNINGWORKS
Sunday April 3 | 2PM

Sunday’s performance is PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN admission payable only at the door (reserved regular price tickets available online).

One simple chromosome – just one. Within moments of arriving into the world, based entirely on our genitals, we are decorated with either a pink or blue bow. Without saying a word, without lifting a finger, our identities assumed, our paths decided. Or are they?

Critically acclaimed choreographer and performer Beth Corning invites renowned Pittsburgh drag queen/entertainer Jezebel Bebbington D’Opulence to be part of CORNINGWORKS’ upcoming 2016 GLUE FACTORY PROJECT production — Right of Way.

Parking at the Show

Tell the Allegheny Health Network garage attendant that you’re here to see CORNINGWORKS’ Right of Way at New Hazlett Theater to park for $7, cash only. Street parking is available, but will be limited due to the Pirates game.

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Free Tickets for Northsiders: Loving Black

Loving Black

Part of the New Hazlett CSA Performance Series
Thursday, December 10 | 8PM

For generations, black masculinity has been defined along a narrow spectrum. Loving Black redefines black male identity through vulnerability and love. This hour-long theatrical experience combines music and dance as it spans genres as varied as jazz, classical, and hip hop, and captures the diverse black experience in the United States.

This performance is appropriate for high school age students but will involve adult language and mature themes of sexuality, race relations, and love.

You’re Invited

Thanks to the generous support of the Buhl Foundation, Northside residents and workers are invited to attend this performance for free. A limited number of tickets are available online, so reserve your seat today.

December 10 at 8:00 pm

Free Tickets for Northsiders: Remainder | Northside

Remainder

Presented by Attack Theatre
November 13th and 14th

A world premiere contemporary dance performance inspired by a year of conversation and collaboration with Northside youth that uncovered treasure chests and concrete footsteps, and rebelled against the rules.

The performance will feature live music by Attack Theatre’s music director Dave Eggar and New York-based musician and producer Chuck Palmer. This project is made possible in part by the Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of The Buhl Foundation and The McKinney Charitable Foundation of the PNC Charitable Trust.

You’re Invited

Thanks to the generous support of the Buhl Foundation, Northside residents and workers are invited to attend this performance for free. A limited number of tickets are available online, so reserve your seat today.

November 13 at 8:00 pm November 14 at 2:00 pm November 14 at 8:00 pm

Free Tickets for Northsiders: Timescape

Timescape

Presented by Texture Contemporary Ballet
September 25-27

Travel through a whirlwind of time as the Texture Contemporary Ballet revisits the full ballet Infinity, originally commissioned by orchestral group OvreArts and performed in 2012. Be swept away by the enchanting music of composer Blake Ragghianti as the dancers explore the concept of passing time.

Artistic director and fellow Northsider Alan Obuzor will also add his choreographic talents to the program: a brand new ballet set to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

You’re Invited

Thanks to the generous support of the Buhl Foundation, Northside residents and workers are invited to attend this performance for free. A limited number of tickets are available online, so reserve your seat today.

 September 25 at 8:00 pm  September 26 at 8:00 pm  September 27 at 2:00 pm

Free Tickets for Northsiders: Strength & Grace

Strength & Grace

Presented by Texture Contemporary Ballet
July 16, 17 and 19

Two Shows, One Night…

Strength & Grace features choreography by Alan Obuzor, Kelsey Bartman, and Gabriel Gaffney Smith. With music by Mertens, Pierri, Meyers, Piazzolla, as well as arrangements by musician Ben Hardt and live vocals sung by Krysta Bartman.

You’re Invited

Thanks to the generous support of the Buhl Foundation, Northside residents and workers are invited to attend this performance for free. A limited number of tickets are available online, so reserve your seat today.

 Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 pm  Friday, July 17 at 8:00 pm  Sunday, July 19 at 2:00 pm