Rashaad Newsome: Shade Compositions
Dec
12
8:00 PM20:00

Rashaad Newsome: Shade Compositions

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Rashaad Newsome, renowned New York based artist, will make his Pittsburgh debut of Shade Compositions, an ongoing performance project that launched in 2005. Throughout the fall of 2018, Newsome will be working in Pittsburgh, casting local performers, and staging rehearsals for Shade Compositions, the artist’s critically acclaimed performance. In this performance, Newsome is both conductor, composer and vocal choreographer. Leading an ensemble of locally cast self-identifying black female and fem performers, whose individual voices and gestures are synthesized to form improvisatory orchestral music. Newsome explores the complexities of social power structures and questions of agency.

During the performance, Newsome collages video and audio using hacked video game controllers. For over a decade Newsome has engaged in casual, but extensive ethnographic and linguistic research into global iterations of “Black Vernacular”—a variety of English natively spoken by most working and middle-class African Americans, particularly in urban communities. Through his visually engaging and dynamic style of live performance and video, Newsome explores the complexities of social power structures and questions of agency.

This event is organized by Jessica Beck, the Milton Fine Curator of Art at The Andy Warhol Museum in conjunction with the exhibition "Devan Shimoyama: Cry, Baby". 

About Rashaad Newsome

Rashaad Newsome was born in 1979 in New Orleans, and lives and works in New York City. He has exhibited and performed in galleries, museums, institutions, and festivals throughout the world including: Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, The Whitney Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Brooklyn Museum, MoMAPS1, SFMOMA, New Orleans Museum of Art, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia, and MUSA, Vienna, Austria, and the recently inaugurated National Museum of African American History and Culture. Newsome’s work is in public collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The SFMOMA, The Studio Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The McNay Art Museum of San Antonio. In 2010 he participated in the Whitney Biennial, and in 2011 in Greater New York at MoMAPS1.

Co-presented with Pearlarts Studios.

Photo by Seth Caplan

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JAMpress Management Presents: APAP Dance Showcase
Jan
5
9:00 AM09:00

JAMpress Management Presents: APAP Dance Showcase

An exciting morning of 4 dance companies sharing excerpts from their latest world premieres!

STAYCEE PEARL dance project : "Sol." draws from the soul music of the late 50s to mid 70s to create an expressive sound and movement experience steeped in the emotional, funky, rhythmical qualities of the genre. Original sound design by Soy Sos. (contemporary dance)
http://www.pearlartsstudios.com/

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company : "NAVIDAD: A MEXICAN-AMERICAN CHRISTMAS" tells a story of bi-cultural identity through dance and live music. (Mexican folklorico dance) http://calpullidance.org

State Street Ballet : "Chaplin" a groundbreaking full-length World Premiere based on one of the most iconic and creative artists of the twentieth century. In a remarkable collaboration between three diverse choreographers, Kevin Jenkins and Edgar Zendejas join forces with long time resident choreographer and Co-artistic Director William Soleau to bring to life the immensely complicated but uniquely comedic world of Charlie Chaplin. (ballet dance)
https://www.statestreetballet.com/

Bryce Dance : "Moving Memory" is an evening length production exploring how identity, internal narrative, and relationships inevitably change as memory becomes fragmented, altered, or lost. Through intimate choreography, story fragments, and original music, the work evokes the inner turmoil, fear and confusion, as well as moments of deep connection and meaning that are inherently beautiful. The development of Moving Memory was supported in part by a residency at Mount Tremper Arts and a Gibney POP performance. (contemporary dance)
http://www.brycedancecompany.com

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PearlDiving Artist Showcase: Jasmine Hearn
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

PearlDiving Artist Showcase: Jasmine Hearn

$10 Suggested Donation
Doors Open at 6:30 PM

**Directions to PearlArts Studios** Access the building via the parking lot entrance on Thomas Blvd. Call 412-609-2172 for entry.

Join us for a work-in-progress showing by PearlDiving Resident, Jasmine Hearn. With collaborating artists, Kadie Henderson and Jo Elizabeth Stewart, Jasmine Hearn will be sharing new work that is currently untitled. It's a listening that has been revealing itself with its first chapter titled, Higher Hoe-- a solo in progress that uses sound and body to remember. They will be putting together a web of song, moves, and stillness to continue researching thoughts on constellations, thot, and morning car rides singing to school. 

ABOUT JASMINE HEARN

Jasmine Hearn, a native Houstonian, graduated from Point Park University. A Bronx based choreographer, performer, and dancer, she currently collaborates with filmmaker and visual artist, Alisha B. Wormsley. A part of the performance cast of TRANSMISSIONS, an exhibition by Nick Mauss at the Whitney Museum, Jasmine has also worked and performed with David Dorfman Dance, Solange Knowles, will rawls, Holly Bass, Kate Watson Wallace, STAYCEE PEARL dance project, Marjani Forte Saunders, Jenn Meridian, Helen Simoneau Danse, and Lovie Olivia. Awarded a 2017 "Bessie" Award for Outstanding Performance as a part of the ensemble, Skeleton Architecture, Jasmine recently was an artist in residence at The Camargo Foundation and a 2018 Dancing While Black fellow.

ABOUT PEARLDIVING MOVEMENT RESIDENCY

PearlDiving Movement Residency supports professional artists/choreographers making movement-based work by providing rehearsal space, technical support, mentorship, and a stipend. The dual-track program serves both local and visiting artists and offers time in an environment where research, play, and risk-taking are encouraged in order to create and present new work. More at https://bit.ly/2NIEPj0

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Open Studio with Jasmine Hearn
Oct
20
5:00 PM17:00

Open Studio with Jasmine Hearn

Saturday, Oct 20
5:00-7:00 PM 

Working, playing, and dreaming of new work planned to be premiere in May 2019 in NYC, collaborating artists, Kadie Henderson and Jo Elizabeth Stewart, with PearlDiving artist-in- residence Jasmine Hearn will share bits from their time together. Come out and be a witness to their conjured collage of dance, sound, and story. 

**Offered as part of PearlDiving Movement Residency**

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Ladies in the House! Dance Workshop
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Ladies in the House! Dance Workshop

$50 for 3 class package OR $20/class

Explore 3 upbeat, funky styles of dance in one all level, all inclusive workshop! Experience a unique blend of Indian and Urban dances styles with Chitra Subramanian's Bollywood Fusion, LaTrea Rembert serves up femme with a heels class that will infuse a touch of sexy to your dance, and get your full groove on with Teena Marie's house dance! Following a day of dance will be a studio/loft party!

CLASS SCHEDULE

2:00-2:50 --Bollywood Fusion w/ Chitra Subramanian
2:50-3:00--10 Min. Break
3:00-3:50--Heels w/ LaTrea Rembert
3:50-4:00--10 Min. Break
4:00-4:50--House w/ Teena Marie

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

BOLLYWOOD FUSION
In this class, dancers will explore how the basic foundations of Indian dance styles (folk, classical, and more), can infuse new possibility, awareness, and energy into urban dance forms. In bringing these art forms together, you'll focus on some fundamentals in Indian classical/folk movements (hand gestures & footwork), grooves and flow, style, demonstration through choreography, and of course sharing and FUN!

HEELS
The desire to be flawless dancing in a pair of stilettos is one that we’ve all had, or maybe just the confidence to feel like a top model when wearing a new favorite shoe. Open to all those who want to let loose and feel sexy, this lively and high energy class will have you ready to rock your freakum dress! ***Don’t forget your favorite pair of heels to dance in! No platforms. Leather-soled shoes are best for the dance floor***

HOUSE
This open level class will introduce students to the street dance form born in Chicago and NYC clubs. Students will learn the technique behind foundational components of house dance such as jacking and footwork, but emphasis will be on the feeling, spirituality, and freedom of house culture. Sneakers are recommended.



****Directions to PearlArts Studios***Access the building via the main parking lot entrance on Thomas Blvd. Call 412-609-2172 for entry.

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PearlDiving Artist Showcase
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

PearlDiving Artist Showcase

$10 Suggested Donation
Doors Open at 6:30 PM
Show begins at 7:00 PM

MICHIYAYA Dance (NYC) and José Pérez IV (PGH) have been in residency at PearlArts Studios for the past month developing new work as part of PearlDiving Movement Residency. Join us for a night of movement as the artists share their works-in-progress! Refreshments will be served.

ABOUT THE WORKS

/wē/ -- MICHIYAYA Dance
/wē/ is a study on gender identity with recollections of past experiences, variations of gender fluidity, and the reimagining of the human body.

All the Fights! -- José Pérez IV
“All the Fights!” is a scrappy stage combat experiment. A conglomeration of fight theatre research over 10 years, borrowing from Hollywood stunts and video games. This project is a celebration of female fighter prowess, martial arts, and that child-like fascination with action sequences. Lifts, throws, flying knees, and one insane all-women sword fight to rock music. 

Read more about the artists here: http://www.pearlartsstudios.com/current-residents/

ABOUT PEARLDIVING MOVEMENT RESIDENCY

PearlDiving Movement Residency (PDMR) supports professional movement artists making dance-based multimedia work by providing rehearsal space, technical support, mentorship, and a stipend during a month-long residency. The dual-track program serves both local and visiting artists and offers time in an environment where research, play, and risk-taking are encouraged in order to create and present new work. Participants are committed to personal and professional development, community engagement, and represent diverse voices in the local and national contemporary dance field. PDMR is generously supported by the Heinz Endowments.

***Directions to PearlArts Studios*** Access the building via the parking lot entrance on Thomas Blvd. Call 412-609-2172 for entry.

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Audition With STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos
Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

Audition With STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos

201 N. Braddock Ave. 
Studio #614
Pittsburgh, Pa

August 25
Two audition options
12pm - 2:30pm
5pm - 7:30pm


STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos is seeking 1 full company member and apprentices for upcoming seasons. Contracts include training, rehearsals, performances, and teaching. Please review our website to learn more about SPdp & SS at PearlArts Studios.com

Applicants must have: 

- Professional performing experience, 
- Excellent physical ability and stamina
- Technical and aesthetic versatility
- Curiosity of various movement methods
- A positive attitude
- A strong work ethic

*People of color are strongly encouraged to audition and passionate allies of all race/ethnicities are welcome 

**Note: Company members will be paid an hourly rate paid bi weekly. Apprentices are not paid for rehearsals, but will receive a performance fee. 

****Dancers must be able to commit to 2 years with STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos

Please answer all questions in the application in their entirety.
 

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Maree ReMalia: PDMR Artist Showcase
Jun
10
8:00 PM20:00

Maree ReMalia: PDMR Artist Showcase

June 10 | 8 PM
$10 Suggested Donation
PearlArts Studios
201 N. Braddock Ave.

Join PearlDiving Movement Residency Co-Curators Staycee Pearl and Joseph Hall for an in-progress showing from Resident Artist Maree ReMalia. Stay after the showing for refreshments, a dance party DJ'd by Soy Sos and a chance to mix and mingle with the artists!

ABOUT THE WORK

Maree ReMalia (PA) collaborates with lens-based visual artist Gigi Gatewood (NY) and performer Lillian Cho (DC) to create the evening-length, contemporary dance work, A Letter Compiled From All Letters. They work with Pittsburgh-based artists David Bernabo, Susan Kuo, Moriah Ella Mason, and Jil Stifel to merge live performance and video works incorporating movement, sound, and text. Corresponding through letter writing, the artists break the fourth wall to spark meaningful connections with people beyond the artistic team and seek creative antidotes for sharing stories and considering modes of communication in a digital age. More information on our project here: 
https://mahiree.wordpress.com/mfa-project-solo-input/fresh-works-residency-2017/

Be part of the creative process and send us a letter! Instructions here: https://mahiree.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/web-letter-for-letter-submissions2.pdf

ABOUT MAREE REMALIA
Maree ReMalia is a choreographer, performer, and teacher. Born in South Korea, and raised in the Midwest, her work celebrates diversity by welcoming individuals across identities, abilities, and disciplines to discover and express more of themselves and feel acknowledged and valued through movement. merrygogo is her platform for creating collaborative performance works. Her choreography has been commissioned by Gibney Dance DoublePlus Festival under the curation of Bebe Miller and has been presented in the U.S. and abroad at venues such as Dance Place (DC), Kelly Strayhorn Theater (PA), and Daegu International Dance Festival (South Korea). From 2015-2017, she was selected as the Andrew W. Mellon Interdisciplinary Choreographer for Middlebury College Movement Matters Residency. She travels frequently facilitating movement experiences in professional, academic, and community settings. Maree earned her MFA at The Ohio State University and is a certified Gaga instructor. She is currently adjunct faculty at Point Park University and a performer in Lida Winfield’s Imaginary. For more information, please visit Maree's website.


ABOUT PEARLDIVING MOVEMENT RESIDENCY
PearlDiving Movement Residency supports professional artists/choreographers making movement-based work by providing rehearsal space, technical support, mentorship, and a stipend. The dual-track program serves both local and visiting artists and offers time in an environment where research, play, and risk-taking are encouraged in order to create and present new work. Participants are committed to personal and professional development, community engagement, and represent diverse voices in the local and national contemporary dance field.

Photo Credit: Maranie Rae + Kelly Strayhorn Theater

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Dear Everyone, Let's Move
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

Dear Everyone, Let's Move

Tuesday, 5/29 | 7:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday, 5/31 | 10:00am-12:00pm
Free and Open to the Public

As part of the PearlDiving Residency, these 2-hour workshops offer an experiential window into Maree ReMalia | merrygogo’s latest project in development, A Letter Compiled From All Letters, through which the artists seek creative antidotes for sharing stories and considering modes of communication in a digital age. Participants are guided through warm ups drawing from the Gaga movement language and somatic and improvisational methods based in dance and theater. Following the warm up, the group engages in generative explorations and ways of interacting with projected images from the artistic teams process, which include movement, sound, text, writing, and video imagery. The approach is playful, inquisitive, and nonjudgmental; all are welcome ages 16+, no previous experience is necessary. These events are free and open to the public. More information about the project here.

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STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos Presents: worx
Apr
19
to Apr 20

STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos Presents: worx

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April 19 & 20
Cost: $10 Students  |  $20 Regular Admission
Location: Kelly-Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Door opens @ 7:30 PM
Show begins @ 8:00 PM

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STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos Presents: 

worx

A mixed repertory concert, worx will highlight some of STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos' formative pieces rooted in shared and personal history, identity, culture, and the now. The creative duo will share an excerpt of sol., a new "soulful" movement and sound experience. The concert also features ...on being..., and excerpts from OCTAVIA and circlePOP. 

About the worx

sol. draws from the soul music of the late 50s to mid 70s to create an expressive sound and movement experience steeped in the emotional, funky, rhythmical qualities of the genre. Incorporating the upbeat, athletic movements and flavor of Soul with a contemporary vocabulary, SPdp dancers groove and vibe to a rich assortment of music expertly curated, mixed, and reworked by Soy Sos.

...on being...expands the perceived boundaries of the African Diaspora, broadens the conversation about race and blackness, and connects viewers to a lively national discussion. Using Touré’s Who’s Afraid of Post Blackness? and How to be Black by Baratunde Thurston as catalysts,...on being...challenges audiences to consider a sensitive topic prominent in current events. “...on being...suited the cast, but what they brought to the stage in terms of self-explorations was even more exciting. Her dancers realized they could not define themselves by their race, when so much factored into their artistic experience. Gender played a role in their work, as did sexuality." --Adrienne Totino, Coal Hill Review; 2013

circlePOP considers the impact of pop culture on individuals and communities. Different sections tap into various types of stardom ranging from pop star to YouTube sensation.
"The cycle of celebrity is at the core of Ms. Pearl's latest multimedia dance work "circle POP." -- Sara Bauknecht, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; 2010

OCTAVIA creates a world colored by MacArthur genius grant recipient Octavia Butler's storytelling sensibilities and an interpretation of her life. This work is inspired by Butler's writing adventures such as her novel Adulthood Rites, where humans and extra terrestrials live together experiencing mystical other-worldly situations.
"a lavish alien vocabulary, a combination of insectile arms, piercing looks, a noodle walk, rippling torsos and weaving floor work." -- Jane Vranish, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; 2011

 

 

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 Charrette : Pittsburgh Dance Week
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Charrette : Pittsburgh Dance Week

DEFINITION:
char·rette
SHəˈret/a
A meeting in which all stakeholders in a project attempt to resolve conflicts and map solutions.

PearlArts Studios is excited to present

CHARRETTE : Pittsburgh Dance Week
an incubator showcase series designed to facilitate discussion for dance artists seeking feedback within their creative process. Selected guest educators and artists from various genres will respond to the work. Two dance artists per/event will share works-in-progress in each charrette. 

Join us in viewing the work or apply to show your work and to receive valuable feedback.

Location:
PearlArts Studios:
201 North Braddock Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15208. 6th Floor.
April 10, 2018 7pm - 9pm
Doors open at 6:30, 7 pm start.
$5 suggested donation at the door


Each submission will be RANDOMLY CONSIDERED.
THE LOTTERY ENTRY PROCESS WILL BE OPEN
March 19th - April 4th. Selection announcement will be April 4th. 

ENTRY ANNOUNCEMENT AND EVENT IS AS FOLLOWS:

The entry process is simple:

A. Join the event page on Facebook

B. In the comment section, state the following:
- 1 person who significantly influences your process
- 3 words to describe your work

C. Submit contact information
(email address and phone number)
to info@pearlartsstudios.com or IM on Facebook.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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PITTSBURGH | MODULE Satellite Project
Mar
13
to Mar 14

PITTSBURGH | MODULE Satellite Project

March 13 & 14
2:00-3:30 P.M.
$12/person (Register Here)

PITTSBURGH | MODULE Satellite Project
Hosted by PearlArts with Sidra Bell Dance New York

MODULE satellites are international traveling movement laboratories that focus on creative communities, dialogue, and physical research.
https://vimeo.com/252625984
Register Online: 
***Directions to PearlArts Studios: Access the building via the Thomas Blvd. parking lot entrance. Call 412-609-2172 for entry***

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TRACKS // NYC 2018
Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

TRACKS // NYC 2018

Catch STAYCEE PEARL dance project in New York at TRACKS//NYC! TRACKS // NYC 2018 is an invited showing featuring NYC, Boston, and Pittsburgh based dance artists. Join us in celebrating a mosaic of dance styles including; modern, contemporary, street, folk, and theater. Warm up and recharge with a snack while we celebrate some of the dance industry's freshest works!

Gibney Dance Center (Union Square)
890 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Studio 5-2

RSVP HERE:
https://www.tracksdance.org/tour-dates/

SHOWCASE SCHEDULE:
7:15 Tracks // Where will dance take you introduction
7:19 Dancetheyard
7:32 Olive Prince Dance
7:45 Fukudance
7:58 Calpulli Mexican Dance Company
8:11 STAYCEE PEARL dance project (SPdp)
8:24 Passion Fruit Dance Company 

This showing is a part of Gibney Dance POP series, a program supporting curated rental opportunities for the dance community.

Mission of Tracks // Where will dance take you
To create clear paths towards reaching personal goals of dance artists, presenters, and enthusiasts from smaller metro dance cities by providing platforms to exchange ideas, seek solutions, share resources, research, and network.

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Movement Research at the Judson Church
Jan
8
8:00 PM20:00

Movement Research at the Judson Church

Featuring works by:
Anat Danieli, Beth Graczyk, Lily Bo, STAYCEE PEARL dance project, and  Anna Westberg

No reservations and admission is free. Seating is limited, so arrive early.

About Movement Research at Judson Church: 
Movement Research presents a high visibility, low-tech forum on Monday nights throughout the fall/winter and spring seasons. Movement Research at the Judson Church supports experiments in performance rather than finished products. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists.

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interim: THROWBACK
Nov
17
6:30 PM18:30

interim: THROWBACK

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

Happy Hour Ticket
$20/Person
Includes happy hour cash bar, performance, & dance party (dinner not included)

VIP Ticket
$50

(includes dinner, performance, signature beverage, & dance party. Does not include gratuity)
VIP TICKET SALES CLOSE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 @ 3 PM!

Celebrate STAYCEE PEARL dance project (SPdp) and Soy Sos then and now with interim: THROWBACK. Join us for a fundraising bash at Ace Hotel as we enjoy show excerpts from old and new favorites including FLOWERZ, CirclePop, ...on being…., encryption cipher, Playground, and ABBEY: In the Red. Afterwards, enjoy laughs and memories over fun dinner selections from Ace Hotel’s Whitfield kitchen.

Schedule of Events
6:30 PM ~ Doors open with Happy Hour (Cash Bar)
7:00 PM ~ SPdp THROWBACK dance performance
7:30 PM ~ Family style dinner service
8:30 PM ~ DJ Soy Sos dance party

Dinner Menu:
Fried or Grilled Chicken Sandwich (Veggie Option Available)
House made salt & vinegar chips
Side Salad
House Sangria

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Hallo-Hip Hop!
Oct
31
4:00 PM16:00

Hallo-Hip Hop!

As part of Halloween Events at the Homewood Y, join us for a fun, FREE dance class. Bring the entire family to this community event to learn some hip moves. *Hint: We hope that this will be a real THRILLER of a class!

Open to all levels, class will be held in the Cafe. Costumes welcomed, so feel free to dress up!

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PDMR Artist Showcase
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

PDMR Artist Showcase

$10 Suggested Donation
Doors open at 6:30 PM

You're invited to a unique dance experience! Join Co-Curators Staycee Pearl and Joseph Hall for the PearlDiving Movement Residency (PDMR) Artist Showcase with New York-based artist Davalois Fearon and Pittsburgh-based artists slowdanger + Anna Henson. In Time to Talk, Davalois Fearon unpacks the legacy of white supremacy within contemporary dance and her own higher education experience, and slowdanger + Anna Henson create an immersive installation where digital and physical worlds are blurred as they explore human to human interaction in body my body. Join us afterwards for an artist reception! Refreshments will be served.

To learn more about the artists and their work, visit:http://www.pearlartsstudios.com/pearldiving-movement-residency/

ABOUT PEARLDIVING MOVEMENT RESIDENCY

PearlDiving Movement Residency (PDMR) supports professional movement artists making dance-based multimedia work by providing rehearsal space, technical support, mentorship, and a stipend during a month-long residency. The dual-track program serves both local and visiting artists and offers time in an environment where research, play, and risk-taking are encouraged in order to create and present new work. Participants are committed to personal and professional development, community engagement, and represent diverse voices in the local and national contemporary dance field. PDMR is generously supported by the Heinz Endowments.

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Sounds of sym. | A Work in Progress
Oct
21
8:00 PM20:00

Sounds of sym. | A Work in Progress

$5 suggested donation

Soy Sos and STAYCEE PEARL dance project are back at it with the development of a new project, sym. Join us for a live experimental sound and light centered performance project featuring Soy Sos, Bonnie Jones, and Sadie Powers. 

Bonnie Jones - electronics, metal, transducers and radio
Sadie Powers - electric upright bass and electronics
Herman “Soy Sos” Pearl - electronics, percussion and radio

sym. is a continuation of our previous project OCTAVIA, which debuted in Spring of 2011 at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater where we explored the work and life of Octavia Butler, esteemed African-American science fiction writer. With sym. we look to her vampire themed novel, Fledgling, to dig deeper into a recurring theme in her work: symbiosis.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Bonnie Jones is a Korean-American improvising musician, poet, and performer working with electronic sound and text. She performs solo and in numerous collaborative music, film, and visual art projects.

Sadie Powers is a composer and multi-instrumentalist, specializing in upright bass and fretless bass guitar. Her music focuses on the tension created through small movements. Powers currently tours as a member of the indie rock band Shearwater.

Herman Pearl (Soy Sos) is head engineer and owner of Tuff Sound Recording, as well as sound designer and co-founder of PearlArts Studios, a sound and creative movement company he formed with his wife, Staycee Pearl. Through PearlArts, Herman creates soundscapes to serve as a component to contemporary dance.

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The People Are The Light, Closing Celebration
Oct
15
12:00 PM12:00

The People Are The Light, Closing Celebration

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Celebrate the closing of the project with STAYCEE PEARL dance project. The party begins at the Fruit Stand and will end at the House of Manna with a closing barbecue and unveiling of a public mural by Ayanah Moor.

This program is a project of "The People Are The Light," a series of public art installations and workshops in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood, curated by Alisha B. Wormsley. Twelve artist-collaborators lead events and performances throughout the neighborhood. Each project explores the connections between past, present, and future.

"The People Are The Light" is part of LIGHTIME, a year of programming from CMOA's Hillman Photography Initiative. Photography, at its basis, measures light and time. Wormsley, whose work revolves around memory and time, activates these fundamentals of photography, creating space for artists, collaborators, and participants to share their stories.

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Sep
30
to Oct 1

Residency Showcase @ The Launchpad

  • 76 South 4th Street Carbondale, CO 81623 USA (map)
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Saturday, September 30, 2017
7:30pm  9:00pm
The Launchpad
76 South 4th Street
Carbondale, CO, 81623

STAYCEE PEARL dance project (SPdp) of Pittsburgh, PA concludes the Spectrum Dance Festival with studio performance of a work in progress and their work Flowerz. SPdp strives to interpret and mirror culture and community through dance and dance centered multi-media experiences. With diverse casting and programming, SPdp explores innovative conceptual possibilities while participating in meaningful collaboration. 

More information about the Launchpad can be found here.

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Sep
23
11:15 AM11:15

SPdp Company Auditions

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September 23
201 N. Braddock Ave.
11:15 AM- 2:15 PM

Have you ever thought about dancing for STAYCEE PEARL dance project? Come audition for us! We're looking for full company members and apprentices for upcoming work. **Note: Company members will be paid an hourly rate. Apprentices are not paid for rehearsals, but will receive a performance fee. 
****Dancers must be able to commit to 2 years with STAYCEE PEARL dance project

TO SIGN-UP:

1. See what we're all about at www.pearlartsstudios.com
2. Fill out this form in its entirety: https://goo.gl/forms/LR7y79wVwuxfXBMr1

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BalletX Repertory Workshop with Zach Kapeluck
Sep
13
to Sep 14

BalletX Repertory Workshop with Zach Kapeluck

"BalletX unleashes power - Breaks it down, builds it up"

Share in physical, grounded movement through the two day workshop led by company member Zach Kapeluck. Both classes will offer a technique warmup followed by teaching repertory from one of Philadelphia's premier dance companies, BalletX. Warm up uses contemporary styles with equal parts ballet and modern influence. 
 

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Ladies In the House! Dance Workshop
Aug
2
to Aug 4

Ladies In the House! Dance Workshop

Open to all levels of dancers and an amazing resource for dance instructors, join us for this comprehensive three day dance workshop at PearlArts Studios led by four esteemed dancers, Teena Marie Custer, Tatiana Desardouin, Chitra Subramanian, and Kontara Morphis. Work out your muscles and learn new moves! Classes include Bollywood Fusion, House, Hip Hop, Breaking, and and a Freestyle Cypher with a DJ and refreshments to show off those new moves on the last day of class. Sign up for the entire workshop or pick and choose individual classes. Space is limited, so register now Here.

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Great Friends Dance Festival
Jul
19
to Jul 23

Great Friends Dance Festival

  • 30 Marlborough Street Newport, RI USA (map)
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Island Moving Co.’s Great Friends Touring Project is designed to bring IMC to new audiences and to bring new audiences to dance. STAYCEE PEARL dance project will be performing FLOWERZ + ABBEY: In the Red excerpts. 

More information about the Great Friends Dance Festival can be found here.

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TRACKS Boston - Greenstreet Studios
Jul
15
to Jul 16

TRACKS Boston - Greenstreet Studios

  • 185 Green Street Cambridge, MA 02139 USA (map)
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Catch STAYCEE PEARL dance project and other amazing artists in Boston! STAYCEE PEARL dance project will be performing FLOWERZ + ABBEY: In the Red excerpts. Tracks is the kick off collaboration between Green Street Studios and artist manager Jessica Marino (JAMpress) providing selected artists a path for growth outside of home cities.  Purchase Tickets online.

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Sound Bath With Wendell Cooper/MXoops
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Sound Bath With Wendell Cooper/MXoops

As part of PearlDiving Movement Residency, artist-in-residence Wendell Cooper/MXoops, will offer a sound bath in collaboration with Wyatt, owner and operator of Pittsburgh’s Rooted In Sound. Together they will create a relaxing soundscape using quartz crystal singing bowls, metal singing bowls, gongs, bells, guided meditation, and more. 

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Crankie Making Workshop
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Crankie Making Workshop

As part of PearlDiving Movement Residency (PDMR), join Puppetry Artist Felicia Cooper in a Crankie Making Workshop! Felicia is currently working on a piece based off Pandora's myth. To start off the night, Felicia will share with us the story of Pandora's origin, and from there, everyone of all ages is invited to share in the process of illustrating the story by creating a special crankie that Felicia will incorporate into her PDMR Showcase at the end of the month. All tools will be provided as well as refreshments.

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Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

Pittsburgh: Tracks // Where will dance take you?

Catch STAYCEE PEARL dance project and several other artists at Pittsburgh : Tracks // Where will dance take you? We'll be performing excerpts of ABBEY: In the Red and FLOWERZ! 

Tracks provides a platform for a thoughtfully curated roster of esteemed artists sharing a mosaic of dance styles including; modern, contemporary, street, ballet, & dance theater. 

STAYCEE PEARL dance projectKat Nasti DanceShana Simmons Dance
FREE, open to the public

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Pittsburgh : Tracks // Where will dance take you?
Jun
7
12:00 PM12:00

Pittsburgh : Tracks // Where will dance take you?

  • Dollar Bank Main Stage; POINT STATE PARK (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Catch STAYCEE PEARL dance project and several other artists at Pittsburgh : Tracks // Where will dance take you? We'll be performing excerpts of ABBEY: In the Red and FLOWERZ! 

Tracks provides a platform for a thoughtfully curated roster of esteemed artists sharing a mosaic of dance styles including; modern, contemporary, street, ballet, & dance theater. 

STAYCEE PEARL dance projectKat Nasti DanceShana Simmons Dance
FREE, open to the public
 

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ABBEY: In The Red (Premiere!!!)
May
25
to May 27

ABBEY: In The Red (Premiere!!!)

Enjoy a night of Jazz like no other in a sound and dance filled performance inspired by the life and music of Jazz vocalist, composer, and civil rights activist Abbey Lincoln. Featuring vocalist Anqwenique Wingfield and musicians Ben Barson, Ben Opie, Paul Thompson, and Elisa Kohanski. Also featuring The Legacy Arts Project dancers and collaborating artists Idia'Dega, Atticus Adams, and Scott Nelson.

Tickets available at https://trustarts.org/production/53438/abbey-in-the-red

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