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PearlDiving Artist Showcase

  • PearlArts Studios 201 North Braddock Avenue Pittsburgh, PA, 15208 United States (map)

$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.


/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. 

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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.