Live experimental music and stunning visuals set the scene for sym., a deeply atmospheric dance and sound experience inspired by Octavia Butler’s Fledgling. In collaboration with acclaimed Visual Artist Barbara Weissberger and Musicians Sadie Powers & Bonnie Jones, SPdp&SS explore Butler's mysterious universe of vampires and humans to examine symbiosis, gender identity and race as it relates to contemporary culture.

**sym was commissioned by the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh, PA.

Premiere: April 12, 2019

Staycee R. Pearl / Lead Artist
Herman B. Pearl / Sound Designer/Engineer
Barbara Weissberger / Visual Arts/Set Designer

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