In collaboration with acclaimed visual artist Barbara Weissberger and Musicians Sadie Powers and Bonnie Jones, sym. is a dynamic movement live experimental sound / visual art experience inspired by the esteemed African-American science fiction writer Octavia Butler. With sym. we look to her vampire themed novel, Fledgling, to dig deeper into a recurring theme in her work: symbiosis.

Premiere: 2019

Staycee R. Pearl / Lead Artist
Herman B. Pearl / Sound Designer/Engineer
Barbara Weissberger / Photography, Set, Costume

sym. is made possible by the generous support of the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation, the Heinz Endowments, the Opportunity Fund, & the Lift Grant

Touring Cast – 3-4 Dancers
20 minutes
Tours with OCTAVIA