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Nov
17
6:30 PM18:30

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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. 

Share and RSVP here!

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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)
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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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ABBEY Listening Party
Apr
21
8:00 PM20:00

ABBEY Listening Party

Join us for the second of our ABBEY events as we gather at Tuff Sound Recording for a night of music and discussion. Lose yourself in the sounds of classic Abbey Lincoln and related artists on vinyl and share your thoughts in a discussion of the artists. We will also give you a glimpse into the recording process of ABBEY: In the Red with a unique onsite intro. The event is free, but donations are accepted

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