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pearlPRESENTS Dance Festival

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pearlPRESENTS Dance Festival is making its debut June 3-9 at the New Hazlett Theater. Featuring a dynamic line-up of national and Pittsburgh-based dance artists, pearlPRESENTS promises 7 days of dance performances and masterclasses.

Performances by:

STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos (SPdp&SS)
Sidra Bell Dance New York (SBDNY)
Jasmine Hearn
Maree ReMalia
Island Moving Company
Joy-Marie Thompson
and more!

Don’t miss a single performance with the pearlPRESENTS Festival Pass!



All performances occur at the New Hazlett Theater unless otherwise noted.

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Wed. June 5 @ 7:00 PM
3600 seconds of solos
A community program which brings together 12 pittsburgh-based artists performing a wide variety of 5-minute solo works.
Featuring works by : Aaron DW White, Jennifer Marino, Adie San Diego, Sara Caplan, Jil Stifel, Kaitlin Kulasa, Molly Huey, Chelsey Shaner, Lea Fosbenner, Jesse Factor, Shana Simmons, kaylin horgan

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Thurs. June 6 @ 7:00 PM
This program features three vibrantly different companies SPdp & SS, Island Moving Company (IMC), and chitra.MOVES. IMC and SPdp&SS will also perform sol. FRESH, a keystone work of the festival. This work was choreographed by Pearl and commissioned by IMC as part of their Great Friends Touring Project residency exchange.

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Fri. June 7 @ 12pm | Dollar Bank Main Stage, Three Rivers Arts Festival
This FREE lunchtime dance concert will have the audience energized and captivated by three vibrantly different companies; STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos, chitra.MOVES, Island Moving Company.

The "noontime/GROOVE" TRAF performance is presented by the Three Rivers Arts Festival and an extension of the pearlPRESENTS Dance Festival.

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Fri. June 7 @ 7:00 PM
On Point
A stunning evening of physicality and inquisition with works by STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos, Cooper Verona, Julia Erickson, and Island Moving Company.

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Sat. June 8 @ 7:00 PM
DUO + pearlGALA
A shared program of works by SPdp&SS and SBDNY, marking the birth of a touring partnership between the two companies (next stop planned for late 2019 in NYC).

pearlGALA @ 8:15pm
Immediately following DUO,
the evening is capped by an extravagant, soul-themed fundraising gala benefiting the future of PearlArts Studios with many surprises in store.

Can’t stay for the pearlGALA? Not a problem. Tickets are available for the performance only.


Sun. June 9 @ 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Artist Brunch gathering at the Federal Galley
Join us around the corner from the New Hazlett at Federal Galley (one of Pittsburgh’s favorite food halls) for a chance to mix and mingle with pearlPRESENTS artists and community members while sharing a meal, stories, and brainstorms. Afterwards, stroll over to the theater for the closing festival performance (PDMR Alumni Concert) at 3pm.

*PLEASE NOTE* Individual food and beverage costs of this event not included in pearlPRESENTS Dance Festival pass or tickets.


Sun. June 9 @ 3:00 PM
PDMR Alumni Concert

This matinee concert highlights works from PearlDiving Movement Residency alumni (Joy-Marie Thompson, Maree ReMalia, Jasmine Hearn, slowdanger), a program founded by Staycee Pearl and BAAD! Deputy Director Joseph Hall that gives national and Pittsburgh-based artists resources to create interdisciplinary dance work.



*Excluding MODULE, all classes are donation-based*

Mon. June 3 @ 9am
sol. session w/ Staycee Pearl

Tues. June 4 @ 9 am
Ballet w/ Andrew Blight

Wed. June 5 @ 9 am
Dear Everyone, Lets Move w/ Maree ReMalia

Thurs. June 6 @ 9 am
Ballet w/ Island Moving Company

Fri. June 7 @ 9 am
Bollywood Fusion w/ chitra.MOVES

Sat. June 8 @ 10:00 am
MODULE w/ Sidra Bell Dance New York
$15 Drop-in (Cash only. Cost not included in the festival pass)


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