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For immediate release
August 9, 2017

The Conservatory Dance Company announces 2017-2018 Season

PITTSBURGH – Point Park University’s Conservatory Dance Company announces the 2017-2018 season, which features pieces by Brice Mousset, John Heginbotham, Sidra Bell and other emerging and established choreographers to mold this stunning, virtuosic and exciting season.

"Moving beyond labels - is part of the mission of the Dance Department and it hallmarks the 2017-2018 Performance Season,” said Garfield Lemonius, Chair of Dance. “With inspirational and innovative choreography by our renowned dance faculty and internationally acclaimed guest artists, the Conservatory of Performing Arts is continuing our long history of presenting excellence, breathtaking performances, and showcasing our versatile and talented young artists.”

The Conservatory Dance Company 2017-2018 season subscriptions, which save patrons up to 35% off single ticket prices, are available now and can be purchased for $72-$84. Single tickets are $20-24 and will go on sale at 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 5. Those who purchase three subscriptions get the fourth free. To order a season subscription, contact the Pittsburgh Playhouse box office by phone 412.392.8000.

The 2017-2018 Conservatory Dance Company season:

Student Choreography Project
Friday, Oct. 13 – Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017
George Rowland White Performance Studio, Point Park University

One of the fall’s most anticipated annual traditions on campus, Student Choreography Project features works of original choreography by the Conservatory’s students. This showcase for a wide range of styles gives dance lovers the opportunity to see new works. Many pieces from past seasons have been selected for national dance festivals.

Contemporary Choreographers
Choreographed by Joshua Manculich, Brice Mousset and Kate Skarpetowska
Wednesday, Nov. 15 – Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017
George Rowland White Performance Studio, Point Park University
Experience an unforgettable evening as emerging and established artists push the boundaries of dance and explore new ideas and new movement. Featuring works by Joshua Manculich, Brice Mousset, Kate Skarpetowska.

Winter Dance Concert
Choreographed by John Heginbotham, Adam Hougland, Garfield Lemonius and Lucinda Childs with stagers Jorge Perez Martinez and Matt Pardo.
Friday, Dec. 1 – Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017
Rockwell Theatre, Pittsburgh Playhouse

Join us for a powerful performance of works by John Heginbotham Adam Hougland, Garfield Lemonius, and Lucinda Childs with stagers Jorge Perez Martinez and Matt Pardo.

Faculty Dance Concert
Thursday, Feb. 22 – Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018
George Rowland White Performance Studio, Point Park University

Point Park University’s faculty choreographs special works for the Conservatory’s gifted dancers. An eclectic and electric selection of pieces range from ballet to contemporary to jazz to shine a spotlight on the versatility and strength of our students. Choreographers include Kiesha Lalama, Jason McDole, Mark Burrell, Susan Stowe, and Jay Kirk.

Point Park Connections
Friday, April 6 – Sunday, April 8, 2018
George Rowland White Performance Studio, Point Park University

Point Park University’s part-time faculty includes exceptional regional artists and instructors in a range of styles. Working closely with Conservatory students to refine technique, these gifted educators create a level of familiarity and collaboration that translate into magical moments on stage. Don’t miss these “connections.” Featuring works by local emerging and established Pittsburgh choreographers.

Spring Dance Concert
Choreographed by Joshua Peugh, Jennifer Archibald, Sidra Bell and Matthew Powell
Thursday, April 19 – Sunday, April 22, 2018
George Rowland White Performance Studio, Point Park University

The dance season culminates in a special performance of works by masters of the new and old worlds, including Joshua Peugh, Jennifer Archibald, Sidra Bell, and Matthew Powell.


Contact:

Cassia Sakmar | Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator
csakmar@pointpark.edu | 412.392.8106

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