Conservatory of Performing Arts

Conservatory Dance Company 2015-2016 lineup

Monday, August 31, 2015

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As part of the 2015-2016 Conservatory Dance Company season, Point Park dance majors will once again have the unique opportunity to train with legendary and sought-after choreographers and dancers. The season includes:

Student Choreography Project

Oct. 1-3, 2015
GRW Performance Studio, Point Park University

A Conservatory Dance Company tradition, the Student Choreography Project opens the season with a showcase of original choreography by conservatory students. New this year, there will be an open festival of additional student choreography staged in the GRW Performance Studio during the day, Oct. 4.

Contemporary Choreographers

Nov. 13-15 and Nov. 20-22, 2015
GRW Performance Studio, Point Park University

Choreographed by Gregory Dolbashian, Ori Flomin, Jessica Hendricks and Septime Webre, Contemporary Choreographers offers two weekends of cutting-edge dance. 

Point Park Connections

Dec. 11-13, 2015
GRW Performance Studio, Point Park University

Point Park Connections features an array of dance styles as exciting and varied as our adjunct dance faculty. Working closely with the conservatory students to teach and refine technique, the adjunct faculty members create a level of familiarity and collaboration that brings remarkable results to the stage. 

Five

Feb. 5-14, 2016
Rockwell Theatre, Pittsburgh Playhouse

Rubén Graciani, associate professor and dance chair, and Kiesha Lalama, associate professor, collaborate to debut a brand new work with the Conservatory Dance Company. Performed with a live choir on the Rockwell Theatre stage, Five takes us inside the minds and senses of the dancers to reflect on the difficult choices we make every day. 

Conservatory Dance Company at Point Park University

Feb. 25-28, 2016
GRW Performance Studio, Point Park University 

Point Park University faculty choreograph an eclectic and electric selection of pieces sure to entertain. Styles ranging from ballet to contemporary to jazz illustrate the impressive talents of the conservatory students. 

Conservatory Dance Company at the Byham Theater

April 14-16, 2016
Byham Theater, 6th Street, Downtown

Choreographed by MADBOOTS, Larry Keigwin, Matthew Powell and Sonya Tayeh, this is one of the biggest shows of the season. Tayeh of "So You Think You Can Dance" will choreograph a world-premiere piece alongside works by Powell and contemporary duo MADBOOTS. Keigwin will present Triptych, a minimalist, abstract piece inspired by the classic triptychs of photography. 

Ticket Information

Season subscriptions, which save patrons up to 35 percent off single ticket prices, are available now and can be purchased for $72. Single tickets are $20-24 and will go on sale at 10 a.m., Sept. 8. Those who purchase three subscriptions get the fourth free. To order a season subscription, contact the Pittsburgh Playhouse box office by phone 412-392-8000.

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