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PearlDiving Artist Showcase

  • PearlArts Studios 201 N. Braddock Avenue Pittsburgh (map)

March 2 @ 7:00 pm
Doors open @ 6:30 pm
$10 Suggested Donation

Join our artists-in-residence, NYC-based collaborators Li(sa E.) Harris & Georgia Wall and Pittsburgh-based Joy-Marie Thompson with Collaborator Sherah Shipman for an in-progress showing of the work they have been creating at PearlArts Studios this past February! After the show, stay for refeshments and mingle with the artists.


Proposition for Rehearsing Death is an ongoing project between Li(sa E.) Harris, a sound composer and Georgia Wall, a movement based composer. The project is based on a simple gesture of falling which intended to be an embodied investigation of surrender as well as a metaphoric rehearsal for death. The simple choreography offers a meditative and repeatable blueprint for both individuals and groups of people to engage with. The project asks: What is it that we are mourning? What do we need to let go? And how can we be embodied witnesses to the many people who have already lost their lives as a way of coming to terms with our own mortality?

LINKt is a duet by Joy-Marie Thompson and collaborator and performer Sherah Shipman. LINKt continues the artists' exploration of two bodies being bound by a tangible object. The task of the piece is to then narrate an escape to freedom. With all of that said, the intention of the piece will always be left up to the viewer. The creators of the dance welcome all interpretations of what they watch.

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PearlDiving Movement Residency supports professional artists/choreographers making movement-based work by providing rehearsal space, technical support, mentorship, and a stipend during a 2 or 4-week-long residency at PearlArts Studios. Read more about our current artists at
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***Directions to PearlArts Studios*** Access the building via the main parking lot entrance on Thomas Blvd. Call the number posted at the door for entry.

Later Event: April 8
Pittsburgh Dance Week